Executive Director, AEAC
Marsha Florio has served as Executive Director of the America East Academic Consortium since January 2018. The America East Academic Consortium (AEAC) inspired by the America East Conference’s unwavering support of its member institutions’ educational values and academic interests, aspires to become a demonstrated leader in facilitating academic and administrative collaboration among athletically affiliated institutions.
In her role, Florio manages all aspects of the consortium and works directly with the conference’s member institutions to provide high-impact, inter-institutional learning experiences and opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, resources, and ideas among campus leadership, students, faculty, and staff.
Florio came to America East from University of Massachusetts Boston where she served as Assistant Vice Provost for IT Business Operations and prior to that Senior Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects & Programs. In her roles, Florio oversaw budgets and strategic planning initiatives as well as organizational management, operations and professional development for the division.
Florio, a four-time women’s lacrosse All-American at Penn State University, started her career as a secondary teacher and has held numerous positions in educational leadership and school reform. From 2004-10, she was an Executive Director at the charter management company, EdisonLearning, supporting school district administrators across the country. A certified executive coach and DiSC facilitator, her background includes over 20 years as an adjunct instructor, school district/higher education administrator and consultant. She earned a MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Health and Physical Education at Penn State University.