Cedar Crest College of Allentown has named Gaetan T. Giannini, Jr. to the position of dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education(SAGE.) Giannini has served the college in positions of increasing responsibility since joining the faculty in 2005.
In 2011, Giannini—chair of the department of business, management and economics at Cedar Crest since his arrival at the college—was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. He has been a driving force behind the implementation of many new programs and has served on a host of boards and committees said the college in a press release.
During his first year at Cedar Crest, Giannini proposed and implemented the B.S. in marketing program, and several courses have been added to the business program under his direction, including Applied Public Relations, Marketing Research, and the Marketing Practicum. He also was a key figure in development of the Cooperative Education Program: Four-Year Accounting and Marketing Experience — a major academic initiative in the college's strategic plan with a tentative launch in fall 2013.