New director appointed for TCAT-Crossville

CUMBERLAND COUNTY – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a new director for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology–Crossville.

Jerry Young was tapped for the position during a special-called meeting this week. Young has served as assistant director of the Crossville TCAT since 2005 and stepped into the interim director role when Don Sadler, the previous director, retired in September.

Young’s previous responsibilities include the fiscal and purchasing operations of the TCAT campus as well as the facilities, computer technology, and workforce development operations, among others. Prior to his assistant director role, Young was a senior teacher in the electronics technology program for 17 years. He also spent time in the U.S. Navy and as a field service engineer before joining TCAT–Crossville.

Young holds a master’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior College in New York, and an electronics technician certification from the Great Lakes (IL) Naval Training Center. He will transition into the permanent director role immediately.

Liz Engel is the editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. She can be reached at

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