New chief of staff joins West Virginia State University

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West Virginia State University announced May 16 Ashley Schumaker, who currently is senior director of board and public relations for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, has been selected chief of staff and special assistant to the president of WVSU.

Schumaker will assume her new position July 1.

"I am delighted to have someone with Ashley's experience of working in higher education in West Virginia join the State family," WVSU President Brian Hemphill said in a news release. "Her knowledge and abilities will be critical as we continue to make State the most student-centered research and teaching land-grant University in the state of West Virginia and beyond."

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