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Class Notes: UNG promotes 2 admissions experts to team
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Beginning Monday, Jennifer Chadwick with the University of North Georgia will assume the role of associate vice president for enrollment management, while Keith Antonia will become executive director of undergraduate admissions.

Both have worked in admissions at UNG for several years. Chadwick had directed undergraduate admissions since 2004. In her new role, Chadwick will oversee the offices of undergraduate admissions, cadet admissions, financial aid and the registrar’s office.

“Our goal is to assist every student that we admit in meeting his or her educational goals,” Chadwick said in a news release. “We strive to serve our students as we prepare them for their future. I am excited to work with our enrollment management division to help our students meet these goals.”

Antonia has served as recruiting operations officer and director of cadet admissions for 10 years. In his new role, he will supervise all of the university’s undergraduate admissions offices and the recruitment efforts for associate students, baccalaureate students, transfer students and cadets.

“I know there’s a lot of really outstanding professionals in the admissions directorate on all campuses who work hard every day to help the university achieve its enrollment goals,” he said in the release. “I look forward to working with them as we move forward to meet those challenges and take advantage of opportunities that arise.”

Independent study finds improvement in charter school performance

A new national study, released Tuesday, found improvement in the overall performance of charter schools.

The National Charter School Study 2013, released by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, is an update and expansion of CREDO’s 2009 16-state study, which included Georgia. The 2009 study found a wide variance in quality among charter schools, with students in charter schools not faring as well in the aggregate as those attending traditional public schools.

The 2013 study found that charters in the original 16 states have made modest progress in raising student performance in both reading and mathematics, caused in part by the closure of 8 percent of the charters in those states in the intervening years since the 2009 report, as well as declining performance in the comparison traditional public schools.

“The results reveal that the charter school sector is getting better on average and that charter schools are benefiting low-income, disadvantaged, and special education students,” said Margaret Raymond with CREDO in a news release.

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