Dave Traube joined Marshall from the University of Charleston, where he led the marketing and communications team. During his tenure, the University of Charleston experienced increased enrollment, inquiries and a rise in reputation as the premier choice in West Virginia for private higher education. Traube is a son of Marshall University, having graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. He started his career as a radio broadcaster in southern West Virginia before serving as the director of public relations for the Raleigh County Board of Education. He joined the University of Charleston in 2015 as director of communications before being promoted to vice president in 2019.