Student Affairs


The Division of Student Affairs strives, through a series of projects, to facilitate and create a statewide culture that values education and actively cultivates the advanced academic achievement of all citizens, regardless of age or income. The division coordinates several college access and completion initiatives, including:

The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV): a college readiness outreach initiative aimed at helping students learn how to plan, apply, and pay for college. CFWV provides a one-stop college-planning website,, which features information about all of the state’s colleges and universities, as well as financial aid programs, and career and degree programs.

West Virginia GEAR UP: a federally funded, six-year grant program aimed at increasing college-going rates among students in ten high-need counties. West Virginia GEAR UP provides academic preparation and college readiness services to approximately 5,500 students each year.

College Access Challenge Grant Program: a federally funded, five-year grant program aimed at increasing the educational attainment rates of all citizens, particularly those from high-need areas. The College Access Challenge Grant program supports the development and maintenance of the state’s college-readiness web portal,, and provides resources to assist in the CFWV outreach initiative.

College Goal Sunday: a one-day financial aid event designed to offer students and families the opportunity to receive free help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday workshops are held at approximately 20 locations across the state.

Veterans Education and Training: the Office of Veterans Education Programs works to ensure that every veteran/eligible person, National Guard member and Reservist in West Virginia is aware of and has full and fair access to high quality, ethically-administered education and training programs that can help them reach their full potential. For more information, visit

Additionally, the division the supports the work of the Commission’s Division of Financial Aid in informing students of the availability of financial aid and the efforts of the Commission to help adult students complete college degrees. The West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, and various other educational organizations and college access providers are strong partners in these efforts.


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Adam Green

Dr. Adam S. Green, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

304.558.0655 ext. 284
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L.G. Corder

L.G. Corder, Director of Veterans Education and Training Programs

Daniel Crockett

Daniel Crockett, Director of Student and Educational Services

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Melissa Gattuso, College Access and Success Program Director

Concord University
PO Box 1000 Box #F21
Athens, WV 24712

Rachel Hicks, Communications Specialist

Brandon Hughes

Brandon Hughes, Coordinator of Technology and Digital Outreach

304.558.0655 ext. 201

Vanessa Keadle, Coordinator of Research and Evaluation

304.558.0655 ext. 216
Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy, Director of Communications and Outreach

304.558.0655 ext. 259

Jason (JR) Luyster, College Access and Success Program Director

304.558.0655 ext. 323
Elizabeth Manuel

Elizabeth Manuel, College Access and Success Program Director

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
PO Box 2900
Mount Gay, WV 25637
Heather McChesney

Heather McChesney, Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development

304.558.0655 ext. 264
Autumn Perry

Autumn Perry, Coordinator of College Access and Success Programs


Lisa Romeo, Administrative Associate