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Jill Hess

ADA Coordinator

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Jill is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Jill serves as the ADA Coordinator, and provides services and accommodations to employees with disabilities on all WVU campuses.

As a proud West Virginia resident, Jill has worked at WVU since 2004.

She began her career as a consultant for the Department of Labor's Job Accommodation Network regarding Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 2006, Jill joined the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) as a Rehabilitation Counselor, serving the Morgantown, WVU Tech, and Potomac State College Campuses. Currently within the Division, Jill serves as ADA Coordinator, and is responsible for investigating matters of disability-related discrimination. Additionally, she provides direct services and accommodations to employees with disabilities on all WVU campuses, and ensures institutional compliance with Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jill holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She has been a National Certified Counselor since 2003, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2011. She is dedicated to the accessibility of all students, employees, faculty and staff at West Virginia University, as the ADA Coordinator.

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