Don E. Swogger

Don E. Swogger

SAFE Office Director and BURG Advisor 


Don has a Bachelor’s of Art from Alderson-Broaddus University in Therapeutic Recreation and a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in Health and Psychology from Frostburg State University. He has extensive work experience with the chemically dependent population as well as eating disorders, geriatrics, dual diagnosis and veterans.

Don is also an addictions counselor and certified prevention professional. He is the Director of the SAFE Office on campus and teaches an IDIS and Therapeutic Recreation course. He has been at Frostburg for the past 31 years.

Don volunteers as a varsity baseball coach, men’s leader, motivational speaker and serves as advisor to the BURG Peer Education Network. He has been named Outstanding advisor five times on the national, regional and local levels and recently received the FSU Mentor of the Year Award.


Joseph McKenzie

Joseph D. McKenzie

SAFE Office - Administrative Assistant


Joseph is the Administrative Assistant for the SAFE Office since June 2021 and is a proud native of Frostburg. Mr. McKenzie is a 2019 graduate of Frostburg State with a major in Mass Communication and minor in Graphic Design/Fine Art. He has experience working in web design, post-production, social media marketing, photo and video editing, and hospitality.

During his time at Frostburg State University, Joseph was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta, Graphic Designer for the University Programming Council, President of Catholic Campus Ministries and President of Frostburg’s Graphics Club. Along with being an intern for FSU-TV3. Joseph is a first-generation college graduate from his family. In his spare time he enjoys playing his guitar and taking part in activities such as hiking, painting, woodworking and kayaking.



S.A.F.E. Office

Pullen Hall, Room 109
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Don Swogger
Director of Substance Abuse | S.A.F.E. Office

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