Jill A. Nico

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Student Services Specialist Senior
Primary Department:
Manages: Disability Services
 Location: KOM B 116
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Appointments: 623-935-8863 Direct phone: 623-935-8624 Fridays 1 pm to 5 pm - no drop in appointments


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

Jill Nico currently serves full time as the Student Services Specialist Senior for Disability Resources and Services. In this capacity, she assures equal access for students with disabilities, provides individualized coaching, plans campus events related to disability issues for young adults, and is a liaison for community partners. 

She has served in higher education in various roles, including adjunct faculty, for 20 years.  She has served in Disability Resources & Services as Manager at GateWay Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. 

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.   She has seventeen years’ experience 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 speaks frequently on disability related services and issues.    

Jill enjoys teaching a non-credit computer class to adults with developmental disabilities at EMCC.  Outside of her work in higher education and community support; she enjoys archery, leading group fitness classes at the YMCA, and camping with her family.  

Academic Interests 
Disability Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics
College Service 
2019 - current & 2013 - 2016, Disability Services, EMCC
2017-2019, Disability Services, GWCC
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
Vice Chair, 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

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 SPR20 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 21 - MAY 5