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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SU Alumni Association Board Welcomes Three New Members

W. Douglas Ashby Byron Hughes Beau Oglesby
W. Douglas Ashby Byron Hughes Beau Oglesby
SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury University Alumni Association recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors: W. Douglas Ashby of Ocean View, DE; Byron Hughes of Blacksburg, VA; and Beau Oglesby of Berlin, MD.

Ashby earned his B.A. in history from SU in 1969, followed by his M.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1981 and a master’s degree in advanced teaching and learning from Rhode Island College in 2006. He taught introductory courses in social work and community organization at Towson University from 1970-1972 and was a U.S. history teacher at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI, from 2006 until his retirement in 2009.

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In between, he worked primarily in the non-profit sector, working with the United Way in Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina from 1972-1987. He then served as president and CEO of the United Way of Southeastern New England until 1996, when he founded his own firm, Philanthropy Solutions, Inc. He remained president of the company until 2005. Ashby is a member of the American Historical Association, National Council for the Social Studies, Rhode Island Historical Society and Rhode Island Social Studies Association.

Hughes graduated from SU in 2000 with a B.A. in English literature. He earned his M.A. in student affairs in higher education from Ball State University in 2002 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership in policy studies at Virginia Tech, where he serves as associate director of fraternity and sorority life. He previously worked as Virginia Tech’s assistant director of student conduct from 2008-2011, and as SU’s assistant director for housing operations and judicial management (2006-2008) and area director for the Office of Housing and Residence Life (2002-2006).

At Virginia Tech, he serves as grand chapter advisor for the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He also advised SU’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, as well as Salisbury’s Inter-Fraternity Council and Men’s Club Ice Hockey team. At SU, he chaired the University Forum and co-chaired the University’s Middle States assessment team from 2004-2005. He also was a member of the President’s Advisory Team and the Staff Senate, among other campus committees and organizations.

Oglesby earned his B.A. in accounting from SU in 1991 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1994. The current state’s attorney for Worcester County, he also served as assistant and deputy state’s attorney in Wicomico (1998-2007), Dorchester (2008-2009) and Caroline (2009-2010) counties. He is a member of the Worcester County Narcotics Task Force, Adult Protective Services and Child Advocacy advisory boards, the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council and the Maryland Child Fatality Review Board.

“The Alumni Association Board of Directors is strengthened with the additions of Doug, Byron and Beau,” said Jayme Block, interim director of alumni relations and gift development. “Their backgrounds and experiences are very diverse, and I welcome their involvement to help shape the future of our programs offered to alumni.”

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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