University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Dr. Janet Marling, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, was recently appointed to a three-year term to the Board of Directors for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
NACAC is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
"NACAC is committed to expanding their focus on transfer students and partnerships with Students Affairs. I was tapped for this role because of the experience I bring in both of these arenas," Marling said.
Marling holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of North Texas, a M.S. in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a B.S. in psychology from Texas Christian University. In addition to her role at UNG, she also serves as the executive director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), a national organization focused on transfer student success. In this role, Marling works with individuals, higher education institutions and associations, state agencies, foundations, and legislative bodies to improve transfer policy, practice and research.
Her previous experiences in higher education encompass personal and career counseling, peer mentoring, leadership, learning support, and orientation and new student programs. She has been involved as a project director and/or co-principal Investigator for two research grants from TG Philanthropy. Marling is an affiliate member of the Council for Standards in Higher Education (CAS) board of directors and acted as lead content expert in the collaborative effort to develop the standards and recommendations for Transfer Student Programs and Services.
The Board of Directors of NACAC set the strategic direction for the organization and lends their expertise and experience to the issues, programs and governance that keep the association vibrant in its service to members, the profession and students.
For more information on NACAC, visit the website.