Gilbert Giannini was a member of the small team that designed, developed and implemented the first fully integrated online student information system for CUNY, Hunter College in the early 1980s. Several years later, that system was eventually adopted by the university as SIMS. Eventually replaced by CUNYfirst Campus Solutions in 2010, SIMS remained an active system until May 2021.
Today, Gilbert oversees systems and network infrastructure, management and information systems (MIS), classroom and media services and support services at Hunter College. Motivated by student success, Gilbert enjoys providing the services to students to help them reach their goals, living the Hunter motto, the "Care of the Future is Mine."
Gilbert obtained his BA in computer science from Hunter College in 1977.