After 16 years as Chapman's Sports Information Director, Aiken moved into a new position as Associate Director of Athletics in 2015 where handles all matters relating to NCAA rules and legislation, compliance and eligibility, and oversee the university’s physical activity curriculum.
Doug previously served as the university's sports information director beginning in 1999, when he assumed the role at the tender age of 21. He oversaw athletics communications and media relations for Chapman's 20 intercollegiate varsity programs. Some of the highlights during his tenure included the Panthers' 2003 national championship in baseball and the school's move into the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 2011.
He was instrumental to the growth of Chapman's communications efforts which have become much more interactive for Panther fans with various social media platforms, live video and stats offered from home sporting events and the branding of ChapmanAthletics.com. Besides his time as Chapman’s SID, he has also spent time working in the California League (baseball), Summer Pro League (basketball) and assisted on such major events as the 2010 MLB All Star Game in Anaheim and the 2014 Rose Bowl and BCS Championship games.
Beyond his work in athletics, Doug has also taught several classes at Chapman, including Sports Public Relations - an upper-division elective as part of Dodge College of Media Arts. He has served as a member of the Chapman Athletics Hall of Fame committee. He also served as assistant and associate head coach of the Chapman softball program for nine seasons from 2002-10. In 2011, he was named as one of the "150 Faces of Chapman".
Doug is a Chapman lifer, having earned his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Chapman in 1999 and then his master's in organizational leadership in 2009. He and his wife Ashley currently live in Orange with their son Elias.