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CHARLESTON, WV -

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."

Schumaker currently oversees media relations, internal communications and external communications for the HEPC. Before that, she began serving as executive assistant to the chancellor and director of communications in August 2007.

Schumaker will be the University's liaison with its board of governors in her new role at WVSU, and she will work with the HEPC on the University's report submissions as well as doing event planning for the President's Office and providing day-to-day support for all the activities of the President's Office.

"It has been an honor and privilege to serve the state's higher education system," Schumaker said in a news release. "As a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley, I look forward to joining the state family, led by President Hemphill, and working with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the entire campus community to provide greater opportunities for the region and the state of West Virginia to meet higher education and economic development needs."

Schumaker graduated from St. Albans High School and received a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in communication studies from Marshall University.

She received a master's degree in communication studies from West Virginia University, and she lives in St. Albans with her husband, Chris, who is a WVSU graduate, and their 2-year-old son, Garrett.