Elizabeth Manuel

Elizabeth A. Manuel serves as the Senior Director of the Division of Student Affairs for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, which focuses on increasing college access and higher education attainment rates among all West Virginia citizens.  She specializes in grassroots community collaboration, making higher education accessible for low-income students, primarily for those first generation students with multifaceted socio-economic circumstances. Ms. Manuel has worked to advance higher education in West Virginia for nearly two decades and is currently responsible for the development and integration of statewide college access and student success initiatives.  She earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Marshall University.