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

Program staff:

Adam S. Green, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
GEAR UP Project Director
(304) 558-0655
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Melissa Gattuso

College Access and Success Program Director
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Rachel Hicks

Community Outreach Specialist
(304) 558-0655
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Jessica Kennedy

Senior Director of Communications
(304) 558-0655
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Elizabeth Manuel

College Access and Success Program Director
Based at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
(304) 896-7452
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Heather McChesney

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

College Access and Success Program Director
Based at West Virginia State University
(304) 766-3012
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