Lavern Young, MS


Registrar; Assistant Dean for Academic Administration 

Phone: 312-949-7430
Office: 2706


A native of Chicago, Lavern joined the Illinois College of Optometry in 1990 as Registrar. She was promoted to Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Registrar in 2009. Her primary responsibilities include the overall direction and leadership for all aspects of the Registrar’s Office and Academic Administration, including database management, registration, course/lab/clinic scheduling, academic transcripts, grade processing, enrollment/graduation verification, statistical reporting, budget development and management, examination administration, clinical and course evaluations, personnel management and training, and performance evaluations. Prior to ICO, she served in various positions including Registrar/Systems Coordinator at DeVry University for 16 years. 


1994  National-Louis University, MS
1990  National-Louis University, BA


1990-present  Illinois College of Optometry
1974-1990  DeVry University

Professional Organizations

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 
Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 
Association of International Educators