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Social media director resigns amid resume scrutiny

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan's first social media director has resigned after it was revealed online that she didn't graduate from college as she had claimed on her resume and job application.

Jordan Miller's resignation from the $100,000 a year job was effective Monday, AnnArbor.com reported.

"My intention was never to deceive the university, but I acknowledge that I made a mistake, and I'm very sorry," she said in an email Tuesday. "In light of this, I believe that it's in the best interest of the university that I resign from my position, so I have chosen to do that."

School spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said a university compliance hotline was notified of the potential inaccuracy on Thursday night. Fitzgerald said that education verification isn't standard for university staff positions, although it is for faculty positions.

Documents posted Friday on the Reddit website, purportedly obtained using a Freedom of Information Act request, also backed the claim about Miller's education.

Miller was hired earlier this year and was in charge of the university's social media presence and strategy. She stated on her resume and job application that she graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, where she attended, but the school recently verified that wasn't true.

Miller's statement Tuesday is a change from Friday, when she said she was "doing everything in my power to resolve this as quickly as possible."

Columbia College records clerk William Gregory said that under current practices the school sends letters to students informing them if they are short of credits and cannot graduate. Miller didn't say whether she was aware of her graduation status.

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