position Director of Operations
Ashley L. Pryor, is from Westerville, Ohio and a two time graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Science and Masters of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs. As an undergraduate student, Ashley was a scholar-athlete and won a Big Ten Championship with the Ohio State Women’s Rowing team in 2011.
As a graduate student, she created a documentary called “Why the Caged Bird Sings: Critical Race Theory Critique of Higher Education” and co-authored an article, titled “Impact of College Athletics Involvement on African American Male Student-Athletes’ Career Development” in 2015.
After graduating she worked for the Ohio State Alumni Association, Inc as the Regional Engagement Officer for the Western Region, supporting 19 states of alumni. She oversaw their alumni clubs, branding and marketing, student engagement, event planning, and supported their funding raising efforts. After a year she moved departments to work as the Program Manager for Student Life Social Change at Ohio State. That same year, she was named an emerging leader in Who’s Who of Black Columbus.
In 2017 she became the director of Student Life Social Change and simultaneously served as a STEP faculty mentor on campus. March of 2018, she won the Integrity Leadership award from her profession’s national organization, NASPA. Ashley continues to serve as a STEP faculty mentor but now joining the women’s rowing staff as the Director of Operations.