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WVU’s Steve Douglas receives Most Loyal Mountaineer Spirit Award; special campaign launched in his honor

on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:11

“We encourage all of Mountaineer nation to honor our dear friend, Steve, by making a contribution to this special campaign,” Roth said. “Let’s make sure Steve’s vision becomes a reality, and his remarkable service and dedication to the Alumni Association and WVU are never forgotten.”

Alumni and friends interested in making a contribution to the special campaign can do so online at, or by contacting Nicole Riggleman, director of development at the WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-0971.

A Clarksburg, W.Va. native, Douglas earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WVU. After graduating, he was named director of public information at Alderson-Broaddus University in Philippi and was later hired as director of college relations at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

Douglas returned to his alma mater in 1982 as associate director of the WVU Alumni Association and held that position until 1988 when he was named executive director. As part of the Alumni Association’s restructuring efforts, Douglas now serves as president and CEO. He is only the seventh alumni director in an organization that was founded more than 140 years

Douglas has been committed to furthering the cause of alumni relations on both a state and national level. He served as chairman of the Big East Conference Alumni Professionals Organization. He was a founding member and first president of the West Virginia Alumni Directors Association comprised of all public and private institutions in West Virginia. He also has served as a regional trustee for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He is a charter member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE).

Douglas is married to the former Sandra Jean Auvil. She is a retired educator in the Monongalia County School system. They have two children, Ashley and Clark, both graduates of WVU.