April Shavkin, LCSW, Named Dean of Student Affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA — President Jo Ann Koch has announced the promotion of April Shavkin, LCSW, to the position of dean of student affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta. She assumed her responsibilities on April 3, 2010.

Ms. Shavkin has been with The Art Institute of Atlanta since 2002, beginning as a student counselor. She served as director of counseling and disability services for two years, before being promoted to associate dean of student affairs in March of this year.

Ms. Shavkin earned her B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and her M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to The Art Institute of Atlanta, she was a care manager at the Georgia Regional Service Center, Magellan Behavioral Health, in Alpharetta. A licensed clinical social worker, she has also worked as a social service provider, outpatient therapist, and social worker in Georgia, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Kentucky. Ms. Shavkin is an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University. She is a resident of Tucker (GA).

The Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta campus) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Art Institute of Atlanta,  including its branch campuses — The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, The Art Institute of Charleston, The Art Institute of Tennessee–Nashville, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, The Art Institute of Washington, and The Art Institute of Washington–Northern Virginia —  is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Atlanta. The Art Institute of Atlanta (www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta)  is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.

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