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Janet McKinney

Senior Certifying Official

Janet McKinney serves as the senior veteran certifying official at WVU. In this role, she oversees the certification of enrollment for student veterans, which allows them to obtain their educational benefits for school. Janet started her 30-year career in WVU’s Financial Aid Office in October 1987. In 2001, she became the certifying official in addition to her Financial Aid responsibilities.

Janet earned a bachelor’s degree in Public/Mass Media Communications and a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership Studies – both from WVU. Her son also received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from WVU and graduated magna cum laude.

In their free time, Janet and her husband like to take scenic road trips through West Virginia to visit places they have been and discover unfamiliar places.

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