School of Education’s Trento named assistant dean for Continuous Education and Global Outreach
School of Education’s Trento named assistant dean for Continuous Education and Global OutreachMarch 29, 2006Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Sandy Trento has been named assistant dean for Continuous Education and Global Outreach (CEGO) at Syracuse University’s School of Education. While Trento has been CEGO director for a number of years, the promotion recognizes her effective management of the program as well as the increasingly important role CEGO plays in supporting critical School of Education community-focused initiatives.
“Sandy is central to many of the most important and most visible initiatives of the school,” says School of Education Dean Douglas Biklen. “She helps link our faculty and students to the Syracuse community, and also to our many national and international publics.”
As director and now assistant dean for CEGO, Trento is responsible for managing the school’s more than 30 outreach programs, summer courses and leadership training programs, including the Partnership for Better Education projects sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. She also is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the school’s major conferences and seminars, such as the annual Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series and the biannual inclusive education conferences, which typically attract as many as 400 participants. As executive director of the School Study Council, Trento organizes leadership training for superintendents and other school leaders from 162 school districts.
Under Trento’s direction, CEGO provides the infrastructure to help School of Education faculty members develop funded research opportunities. An effective grant writer, she has secured funding and serves as principal investigator on two projects, for the National Science Foundation and the New York State Education Department, valued at more than $2 million.
Trento also works closely with Biklen to coordinate the development of the School of Education study abroad offerings in London, Florence and China, and to further develop the school’s international offerings. She is one of 60 national peer review chairpersons for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program.
In addition to her work in the School of Education, Trento also has served at SU as an administrator in the Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) and University College. She holds two degrees from SU, including a master of science degree in adult education from the School of Education.