Jill A. Nico

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Student Services Specialist Senior
Primary Department:
Manages: Disability Services
 Location: KOM B 116
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Direct phone: 623-935-8624


Master of Science
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science
Kettering University
Legal Studies Program - Pursing
Phoenix College

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

Jill has served in higher education for 20 years in various roles, including Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics 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 seventeen (17) 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 non-credit classes to adults with developmental disabilities at EMCC.  

Jill has been married to her husband Peter for 30 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 group fitness classes, and camping with her family.  

Academic Interests 
Disability Studies, 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, Adjunct Faculty, EMCC Division of Math, Science & Engineering
Chair of the Board, Down Syndrome Network Arizona
Board Member Raising Special Kids
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
COMM_ED400-10050 View class details for Introduction to Windows & Basic Microsoft Office (COMM_ED400-10050)Introduction to Windows & Basic Microsoft Office SPR22 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 25 - MAY 3