David Youngs


Admission Counselor in Admission

Minnesota Territory: Select Twin Cities high schools

National Territory: Arizona, California, New Mexico

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, David joins the Gustavus Admission team following his graduation from Concordia College, where he obtained degrees in Communication Studies and Multimedia Journalism. While at Concordia David competed on the men's tennis team while also playing trombone in the jazz ensemble. When he wasn't on the court or in the practice room he fulfilled his love of storytelling and sports by writing for the Sports Information Office and practiced his passion of community engagement by helping co-lead Fill the Dome, the world's largest youth-led food drive. 

David truly believes in the benefits of a liberal arts education and is excited to help future Gusties find themselves through all the incredible opportunities that Gustavus offers in and out of the classroom. While he isn't a Gustavus alum David loves the strong sense of community that Gustavus offers to new students and staff alike!

A rare Minnesota-Wisconsin sports fan crossover (Twins and Packers), David spends his free time playing tennis, fishing, and freelance writing. He loves learning quirky fun facts about different places so make sure to bring some about your hometown when you come for your campus visit!


BA in Communication Studies and Multimedia Journalism, Concordia College 2020