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Chancellor Emeritus Young named CEO of Museum of Contemporary Art

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UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Charles E. Young has been appointed chief executive officerof the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,the museum's board of trustees announced today.

Young, currently a public policy professorat the UCLA School of Public Affairs, will oversee the day-to-day operations of MOCAand work with an advisory committee that includesleaders in the field of museum management and finance.

Young's appointment as the museum's first CEO was made in conjunction with the trustees' decision to accept a $30 million financial rescue planfrom the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Under the agreement, the foundation will match contributions to the museum's endowment up to $15 million and willprovide $15 million over five years to support MOCA exhibitions.

As UCLA's chief executive from 1968 to 1997, Young led the rapid growth of thecampus and helped it become one of the topresearch universities in the nation.Under his leadership, private fundraising, as well as extramural funding, for UCLA's research program flourished. Committed to the university's mission of public service to the community, Young is also credited with making UCLA an integral part of and partner with the Los Angeles region.

"I am looking forward to working with the board to ensure that MOCA has a bright future with solid financial footing and its continued legacy of outstanding art exhibitions," Young said in a press release. "There are many challenges facing this institution, but I am convinced that today’s agreement and the commitment by the board to secure the museum’s future will inject new energy into MOCA."
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