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Woman tied to Emory admissions scandal resigns new job

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ATLANTA - 11Alive News has learned that a former employee in Emory University's admissions office has resigned after only a year on her new job - at least in part because of the scandal at Emory.

Holy Innocents Episcopal School has confirmed that former Emory employee Jean Jordan resigned from her position as the school's director of college counseling after discussions about the situation at Emory.

Emory's president acknowledged that for over a decade, employees in the school's admissions office falsely reported student test scores to publications that rank colleges and universities. The school says that employees reported the false information intentionally, but Emory has not released the names of the people responsible.

According to the university, Jean Jordan worked for Emory for 27 years.

Her LinkedIn account says she worked as head of admissions from 2006 until she left for Holy Innocents just last year. The headmaster of Holy Innocents says Jordan warned administrators that a report from Emory would be coming out.

Then on Sunday, she simply resigned.

Holy Innocents headmaster Eugene Bratek told 11Alive News on Monday today that Jordan told school administrators, "she was aware there would be questions about integrity, and she didn't want that associated with Holy Innocents."

Her resignation letter said she was leaving to pursue another endeavor.

Bratek says employees of Holy Innocents spent the last several days reviewing data it has reported to colleges and universities over the past two years -- covering the time Jordan was there -- and is certain all that data was accurate.

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