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Karen Shire

Karen Shire

Building Services

Karen was born in Cox’s Mills, West Virginia as the youngest of six children. After graduating from Ashland High School, she married her husband Alan in 1975. After 45 years of marriage, they have two children, Jason and Misty, and four grandchildren. Karen began her employment with Ashland University in 1989. She loves to garden, hike, birdwatch, and spend time with family.