The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s first social-media director quit her post on Monday after it was alleged that she had lied about graduating from college on her résumé—an assertion that, ironically, first bubbled up on social media.
According to The Michigan Daily, a recent thread in the university’s Reddit community alleged that Jordan Miller had not graduated from Chicago’s Columbia College despite claiming a degree on her résumé and job application. The user making the allegations, who signed the message as a “Concerned Taxpayer,” posted these images as evidence, asserting that they had been obtained through public-records requests:
A Michigan spokesman confirmed that the résumé posted online was legitimate, and a Columbia College official confirmed that Ms. Miller had not graduated. She apologized in a statement about her decision to step down: “My intention was never to deceive the university,” she said, according to the Daily, “but I acknowledge that I made a mistake, and I’m very sorry.”
Perhaps Ms. Miller’s cautionary tale would serve as a good job-hunting lesson for aspiring social-media managers at Newberry College, a South Carolina institution where officials recently introduced a new major in—you guessed it—social media.Return to Top