Eli Modlin named SU’s new Chief Of Staff

Eli Modlin.

Salisbury University President Dr. Charles Wight has named Eli Modlin his new Chief Of Staff, effective next week.

Modlin, an SU alumnus, has served as Deputy Chief Of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations since 2016.

“Eli has an extraordinary abilit to advocate for SU, working with important external partners, across campus and with the executive staff,” said Wight. “He will continue to support the President’s Office in the overall mission of the institution.”

Modlin serves as chair of SU’s Town-Gown Council and is a member of the University’s Safety Task Force, Neighborhood Relations Committee, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, and Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement steering committee.

Prior to SU, he worked at the Maryland Comptroller’s Office as special liaison officer and then public affairs officer. He earned his bachelor’s in Communications Arts from SU.

Beyond the University, Modlin serves on the board of directors of My Brother’s Keeper, a Baltimore organization that provides workforce development and meals for those in need, and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the National Folk Festival Executive Committee and the Leadership Maryland Class of 2020.

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