The West Virginia University Alumni Associations Board of Directors elected Douglas J. Skaff Jr. to a three-year term during its annual retreat at the Stonewall Resort July 26.
Skaff, of Charleston, graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing and a masters degree in industrial labor relations in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
We are so pleased to welcome Doug to our board,said Doug Van Scoy, chair, WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors.He brings a lot of energy, dedication and creativity to our board, and, as a young alumnus, he will be able to offer a unique perspective as we continue to develop programming and events for our graduates.
Skaff is a district manager for Owens Corning where he is responsible for the sales, distribution, marketing and management operations for Norandex Reynolds, a division of Owens Corning. In this position, Skaff runs two distribution centers and is responsible for the training, coaching and advising of all employees and works to build relationships with strategic customers. He also serves as a liaison between Owens Cornings corporate headquarters, branch locations, company manufacturer representatives and managers.
During his time at WVU , Skaff was active in numerous campus activities. He served as student body president from 1999 to 2000 where he represented the interests of 24,000 students, created programs and services and acted as a liaison between WVU administration and other community officials, faculty and students. He served on the WVU Board of Governors, WVU Board of Advisors and Mountaineer Honorary. In recognition of his academic achievements and extracurricular activities, he was also chosen as Mr. Mountaineer in 1999.
He founded the Mountaineer Maniacs, a student athletic booster club which now has more than 3,500 members. He co-founded WVUp All Night, a weekend program for WVU students including food and entertainment. Mr. Skaff also was a member of Delta Tau Delta and Delta Sigma Pi and served on Mountaineer Council.
In 2005, Skaff received the Margaret Buchanan Cole Young Alumni service award from the WVU Alumni Association for his continued commitment and service to the Association and his alma mater. He is a member of the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association and currently serves on the WVU Student Affairs Visiting Committee.
The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 170,000 University graduates residing in every county in West Virginia, every state in the union and approximately 60 foreign nations. With nearly 100 registered chapters and constituent groups, the Associations 29,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming Weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs. For more information about the WVU Alumni Association, visithttp://alumni.wvu.edu/.