Jill Nico

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Student Services Manager
 Phone: 623.935.8624
 Location: KW 105H
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am-6:00 pm
8:00 am-5:00 am
Office Hours Additional Information 
Spring 2024 On Campus: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday


Certificate of Completion, Paralegal Studies
Phoenix College
Master of Science
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science
Kettering University

Jill currently serves full time as the Student Services Manager in the Disability Resources and Services office. In this capacity, she assures equitable access and supports for students with disabilities, provides individualized coaching and advising, and plans campus events and trainings related to disability issues in higher education.  

Jill has served in higher education for 23 years in various roles, including Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics and First Year Experience as well as Disability Resources & Services at three colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District.   Jill is an experienced liaison and volunteer for community partners, with twenty (20) years’ supporting families of children with disabilities in her own community and through organizations such as Raising Special Kids.  She is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others and presents on disability related services and issues with a focus on transition to adulthood.   Jill especially enjoys teaching credit non-credit classes (including classes for adults with developmental disabilities) at EMCC.  

Jill has been married to her husband Peter for 33 years, and is the parent of two adult sons, including a son born with Down syndrome.   Outside of her work in higher education and community support; you will often find Jill on the archery range, teaching fitness classes, coaching Special Olympics, out in the pasture with her horse, and camping with her family.  

Academic Interests 
Disability Studies, High School to College Transition, Legal Studies, Mathematics
College Service 
2013 - current, Disability Services (EMCC, GWCC, and PVCC)
2010-2012, Learning Facilitation, EMCC
2009 - 2014, Adjunct Faculty Professional Learning Community, EMCC
2009 - 2010, Adjunct Faculty Association Representative, EMCC
2000 - 2015, 2024, Adjunct Faculty
Christian Student Club Co-Advisor
District Service 
2023 - 2024 Dual Enrollment for Students with Disabilities Work Team
2023 - 2024 Mental Health Implementation Work Team 2023-2024
Board Vice President, Raising Special Kids
Advisory Council, Down Syndrome Network Arizona
Powerlifting Head Coach - Special Olympics Arizona
Conference Presentations 

League of Innovation for Community Colleges

Learning Summit

Raising Special Kids Dandelion Gulf Classic

Parent Panels for Raising Special Kids

Awards and Recognitions 

Partners in Leadership, Pilot Parents of Arizona

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
FYE101 View class details for Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (FYE101)Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success SPR24 JAN 16 - MAR 8

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