George and Olivia Ashton, characters in The Freshman series, are James's parents. They are successful business majors and are leading their own investment company. They make their first appearance in Book 1, Chapter 13.
George and Olivia have black hair, dark skin and brown eyes. George wears a dark blue suit, a light blue shirt with a purple tie and a purple handkerchief, and Olivia a white blouse with earrings.
George and Olivia are both quite professional people and from what is seen, they only care about James; his life and how well he does.
James is George's and Olivia's son, but their relationship doesn't seem to be very affectionate. In The Sophomore, Book 1, Chapter 15, they attended his graduation and are very proud of him.