Southeast Graduate Elected to Museum Position

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 31, 2007 – Richard Young, a 1982 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected president of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA).

The MPMA is one of six regional museum associations in the United States affiliated with the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C.

Young, born and raised in Scott City, Mo., was one of the first graduates of the Historic Preservation Program at Southeast and went on to receive a master of arts degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

He is currently director of the Fort Casper Museum and Historic Site in Casper, Wyo., where he has been for 22 years. In addition to service as the director of the Fort Casper Museum and Historic Site, Young is the current chairman of the Casper Museum Consortium, a board member of the Natrona County Historic Preservation Commission and past chairman of the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums.