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Amy Mangione has been named the new Assistant Dean of Admissions at Albany Law School, where she will oversee all aspects of enrollment management. Mangione was hired after a nationwide search.
A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, Mangione was most recently Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions at Western New England University School of Law.
"We feel lucky to gain someone with her experience, and we are excited about the kind of energy she brings to the position," said Alicia Ouellette, President & Dean. "We think Amy is the right person to take us into the future and continue our trend of attracting hard-working, select, diverse classes of students."
Mangione will replace Nadia Castriota, who leaves to join her family in Florida. Castriota, who served in the position for six years, helped elevate the office processes through technology and data-driven enrollment strategies.
Mangione earned a B.A. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. She is a native of the Capital Region.
"This is an exciting time to join Albany Law School," Mangione said. "Through the process I met the exceptional Admissions staff and administration, and am confident that together we can move Albany Law to the next level."
Albany Law School has experienced a steady increase in class size—along with increased GPA and LSAT scores—in recent years. Most recently it announced the class of 2020's 150 students, a slight increase from last year's class, which itself was a 16% jump from the previous year.
Mangione comes to the school after a full renovation of the Admissions offices, the addition of a 2-year accelerated JD program, and a new suite of Master of Legal Studies programs, including one fully online with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy. Other MS concentrations include Government Affairs and Advocacy, Health Law and Healthcare Compliance, and Social Entrepreneurship.