Roscoe Young '74, Trustee

Roscoe Young graduated from Winona State in 1974 with a degree in psychology. A star basketball player, he finished his career averaging 24.3 points per game. In 1988 he was inducted into the Winona State Hall of Fame, and three years later, Young was elected to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame.

Currently, Roscoe Young is a managing partner in Laurelwood Partners, a telecommunications consulting and restructuring company. Previously he was chief executive and chief operating officer of KMC Telecom, a leading provider of next generation telecommunications infrastructure and services. Under his leadership, KMC generated over $500 million in revenues in 2005 and the company is currently the largest privately held nationwide telecommunications company. Prior to joining KMC, Roscoe Young held positions at Ameritech, MFS Communications and AT&T.

Roscoe Young earned his master's degree at Southern Illinois University in 1977. He serves on numerous boards and advisory committees.  In 2005 he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at his alma mater.

Roscoe and Vikki Young established the Les Wothke Scholarship for African American students in 1998, in honor of the legendary Winona State basketball coach. They also annually support the Cal Fremling Scholarship. In 2006, the Young family attended WSU graduation ceremonies, including daughter Morgan Winona and son Roscoe III, when Roscoe Young was honored as commencement speaker.

 

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