Marilee Jones, dean of admissions, has resigned effective immediately, after it was confirmed that she had "misrepresented her academic degrees to the Institute," Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings announced in an e-mail to the MIT community today.
Stuart Schmill has been named interim director of admissions, effective immediately, and a search process for a permanent head of admissions will begin shortly, according to Hastings.
"This is a sad and unfortunate event," said Hastings. "But the integrity of the Institute is our highest priority, and we cannot tolerate this kind of behavior."
Hastings noted in his statement that the MIT admissions process is built on the dedication of dozens of faculty and staff who commit themselves to the selection of MIT's undergraduate students.
"The process of admitting the incoming class continues without disruption," Hastings said.
Jones issued a separate statement following her resignation.