11 Jul Commencement Speaker: Dr. Matt Gianneschi – 2011 – Community College of Aurora
Dr. Matt Gianneschi gives the commencement address at Community College of Aurora’s Commencement, May 7 2011 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center.
Dr. Gianneschi is the Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Prior to joining the Department of Higher Education, he was Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management at the Community College of Aurora where, he says, he had the privilege of “working with and cheering on the most charitable and dedicated student services staff in all of Colorado.”
From 2007 to 2009, Gianneschi served as the senior advisor for education policy to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr., a position that enabled Gianneschi to contribute to numerous statewide education reform initiatives. Prior to joining the governor’s staff, he served as the senior policy analyst for the State Higher Education Executive Officers organization and chief academic officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education. He has also been a director of the Daniels College Prep and Scholarship Program in the Daniels Fund, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest philanthropic foundation.
Gianneschi is an alumnus of the Denver Public Schools and received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Denver and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Gianneschi is a resident of Aurora, Colorado.
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