The West Virginia GEAR UP program is managed by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Student Affairs.

Program staff:

Elizabeth Manuel

Senior Director of Student Services
(304) 558-0655

Jason (JR) Luyster

Assistant Director of West Virginia GEAR UP
(304) 558-0655

Heather McChesney

Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development
(304) 558-0655

Janine Coutu

Coordinator of WV GEAR UP College Transition and First Year Programs
(304) 558-0655                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Kaci Foster

Communications Specialist
(304) 558-0655