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Charles Young ’55 is the recipient of the 2018 UCR Medallion. He was the first ever UC Riverside student body president, graduating in 1955 from UCR. He went on to earn a master’s and doctorate in political science from UCLA, where he later became Chancellor in 1968 at age 36. Chancellor Young was the youngest leader ever to head a UC campus, retiring in 1997 after 29 years in office as the longest-serving chief executive among leaders of the nation’s major universities.