It took the transcript and resume checkers 28 years to find it out.
The dean of admissions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a national leader in the admissions reform movement, lied about her academic career.
She does NOT hold degrees from Albany Medical College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College.
Her bio doesn't say that she does...but her resume did.
When confronted, “I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to MIT 28 years ago and did not have the courage to correct my resume when I applied for my current job or at any time since,” Jones said.
According to InsideHigherEd -
1. risen to national prominence speaking and writing about pressures high school students and their parents face in the college admissions process.
2. co-authored the 2006 book, Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond
3. received a number of awards for institutional leadership including MIT’s highest honor for administrators, the MIT Excellence Award for Leading Change.
4. served on professional boards for the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the College Board and the Women in Engineering Programs Advisory Network.
Which begs the question...(yes, she was wrong, she lied) but just how important is a degree or in this case were her degrees or lack thereof in being able to do her job?
And why did it take 28 years for someone to find out?
Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on such offenses?
Isn't the real test in getting the job done?
Okay...that's begging a lot of questions.
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