Celebrating the Life of Charles E. Young

Professional Headshot of Charles E. Young: navy suit, gold and blue tie, white dress shirt, rimless glasses and neatly parted short silver hair. He smiles warmly.

Charles E. Young, M.A. '57, Ph.D. '60

December 30, 1931 – October 22, 2023

Welcome to a comprehensive tribute honoring the extraordinary legacy of Charles E. Young. Discover our special remembrance program, a memorial montage, and remembrances designed to provide a profound insight into the transformative era when Chancellor Young elevated UCLA. Additionally, embark on a reflective journey through a tribute video, celebrating Chancellor Young's noteworthy contributions and collaborative spirit with the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Explore these links that delve into the rich tapestry of tributes and remembrances dedicated to a leader whose impact reached far beyond the UCLA community.

In addition to watching the video, please scroll down for links to tributes and complete coverage of the Celebration of Life that took place on January 18, 2024, including a video of the entire ceremony.


Delve into the lasting impact of Charles E. Young on UCLA and beyond through heartfelt remembrances and tributes.

Charles E. Young Celebration of Life, January 18, 2024

View the program for the celebration, featuring running order, list of speakers and more.

See the slideshow of photographs and tributes that ran as guests entered Royce Hall.

Memorial Montage

Memorial Event

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