Faculty and Staff

Levin College Staff

Anita A. Ruf-Young
Program Coordinator of Viking Corps and the America Reads programs
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Office Location: UR249
Phone: 216.687.5534
Email: a.rufyoung@csuohio.edu

Brief Bio:

Anita Ruf-Young has worked at Cleveland State University for 15 years and is the Program Coordinator of Viking Corps and the America Reads programs in the Levin College of Urban Affairs. America Reads just celebrated 21 years at CSU.

She received a B.S. in Secondary Education and a M.L.S. that focused on higher education administration and diversity in advising from Kent State University. Prior to joining Cleveland State University, Anita was the Academic Advisor, University Orientation Coordinator, and an Instructor for the College of Technology at Kent State University.

Anita is passionate about connecting CSU students of all majors to meaningful community service and work experiences that not only build students resumes and professional networks, but encourage the development of life-long commitments to service in communities that are economically or educationally distressed. Through CSU America Reads and Viking Corps programs, Anita develops mutually beneficial community partnerships with other non-profit and public anchor institutions, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, The Davis A & M High School, and others, to help fulfill the College’s mission of advancing communities by addressing issues that CSU students can be matched with to help alleviate.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program Design and Development
  • Program Management (including grant funded and Federal Work Study programs)
  • Budget Tracking and Projection
  • Recruitment, Hiring, Training, and Supervision
  • Establishing strong public, non-profit, community based partnerships
  • Training, Instruction, and Advising