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La Salle to replace B-school dean

President feels 'mixed emotion' as Giamartino leaves 3.5 years in

Gary Giamartino is out as dean of the business school at LaSalle University, President Colleen Hanycz told insiders at the Philadelphia college in a note today. La Salle is run by the Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order.

Giamartino joined La Salle as dean and management professor in mid-2013, before Hanycz took over as the university's top executive. She cut tuition in a bid to attract more students from among the region's shrinking pool of high school graduates, and also cut support staff in an effort to balance the school's finances.

Provost Brian Goldstein will head "an international search" to replace Giamartino, both on an interim basis, and permanently, the president concluded.