By Shane Madden
GRCC photography students arrived Wednesday, Nov. 9, to find their professor, Filippo Tagliati, absent.
According to students, Grant Snider, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, let them know that Tagliati won’t be teaching any of his classes for the remainder of the semester due to personal reasons, and that he will be unavailable for communication.
Later in the afternoon, students received an official update from Jason Vinson, Dean of Liberal Arts, in the form of an email.
“…Due to unforeseen circumstances Prof. Tagliati is no longer available to teach this course, and he is not reachable for communication at this time…” Vinson said. “We are working quickly to arrange for a replacement faculty member. Ideally we will have this new faculty member in place in time for your next class session.”
Department Head Nick Antonakis, General Counsel Brett Meyer, as well as Vinson and Tagliati, all could not be reached for comment. Snider let The Collegiate know this is a “personnel matter,” and that he is not allowed to comment on the circumstances or the plan for students moving forward.
It is unclear how many photography students are affected by this change.