August 27, 2016 6:17 PM ET

Company Overview of University of North Georgia

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Key Executives for University of North Georgia

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University of North Georgia Key Developments

University of North Georgia Announces Executive Changes, Effective July 11, 2016

Tom Ormond has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, President Bonita C. Jacobs announced on March 30, 2016. Ormond currently serves as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Darton State College, where he is on temporary assignment from his position as senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate programs at Georgia College & State University. He will begin his new post on July 11, 2016. He will succeed Richard Oates, who has served as interim provost since July 2015. As the university's chief academic officer, Ormond will have broad responsibility for leading UNG's academic programs and offerings through its colleges, institutes and libraries.

University of North Georgia Launches Center for Cyber Operations Education

A cybersecurity education initiative through the University of North Georgia (UNG) aims to strengthen workforce opportunities in Georgia and fill critical staffing shortages in private industry, as well as in the Georgia Army National Guard, the U.S. Army and entities at all levels of government. The state of Georgia is home to more than 115 information security companies generating more than $4.7 billion in annual revenue and Georgia'sFort Gordon is home to the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and U.S. Army Cyber School. A 2015 analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, with job postings up 74% over the past five years. UNG's new Center for Cyber Operations Education will provide educational resources, research activities, networking opportunities, and career training for military and civilian careers in cybersecurity, cyber operations and cyber defense. The center is responsible for planning, coordinating and supporting cyber education in UNG's 30-county service region. It will have an advisory board consisting of representatives from various academic and administrative disciplines, as well as cybersecurity industry constituents. The long range goal is to offer undergraduate and graduate-level education, as well as professional certifications through this effort.

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