Carole Young began her professional career in 1961 as a Mathematician for the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Virginia. She later transferred to the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland where she worked in aerospace at a wind tunnel facility. After moving to Dallas, she volunteered as a computer programmer in cancer research at the Wadley Institutes of Molecular Medicine, while raising a family.
From 2007 until 2014 she served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical City Dallas Hospital. She currently serves as a Trustee at Medical City, on the Development Board of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and on the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System. In addition, she has served as a member of The Presidents’ Circle of The National Academies, and she and her husband Jim have served as co-chairs of the President’s Research Council at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
In 1995, Carole was appointed by Texas Governor George W. Bush to a six-year term on the Board of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For three years of her term she served as the Board’s Vice Chairman. At the completion of her service, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice renamed its Southern Regional Medical Facility the Carole S. Young Medical Facility in recognition of her efforts in correctional health care. She holds a degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and resides with her husband Jim in Dallas, Texas.