Meet the Team
DirectorParkersburg, West Virginia native Jerry Wood serves as director of the West Virginia University Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs. Jerry is a 1993 graduate of the WVU Army ROTC Battalion and served more than 30 years of active duty in the United States Army, enlisting in 1984 as a musician and retiring in 2017 as a human resources officer.
Associate Director and Program CoordinatorPenny has been employed at West Virginia University since 2014. She has worked as a lead academic adviser, instructor and program coordinator for the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS). Currently, she serves as an associate director and academic program coordinator/veteran in the Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs at WVU.
Certifying OfficialSherry is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia. She has been employed at WVU for 20 years, but joined the Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs five years ago as a veteran certifying official. In this role, she assists with and certifies education benefits for student veterans, their spouses or dependents and survivor’s students who receive VA Education benefits.