Susan Marchione Bio
Susan M. Marchione, EdD
Director of New Program Development & Strategic Initiatives for Academic Affairs
Dr. Susan Marchione joined the Daemen community in June 2008 as the College's service-learning coordinator reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In July 2014, Susan was promoted to the position of Director of New Program Development & Strategic Initiatives for Academic Affairs.
As grant proposals are often developed to support the launch of new programs and initiatives, Susan Marchione serves in a complementary and collaborative role with Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services, working with divisional deans, chairs, and faculty of the Arts and Sciences and Health and Human Services Divisions of the College on new program development.
Susan offers a wealth of grant and fundraising experience and more than 20 years of progressive experience in higher education administration. Prior to her tenure at Daemen, Susan spent 11 years at Erie Community College in a variety of professional roles, several of which included oversight of grant activities. As Executive Director of the ECC Foundation, a position in which she managed Foundation assets totaling over $2 million, Susan secured major naming rights gifts and academic program underwriting, and wrote, implemented, and monitored numerous corporate and foundation grants. As Assistant to the President, she negotiated naming rights contracts, oversaw a mini-grant process, and assisted with Title III and numerous Erie County grants.
In addition to supporting new program development at Daemen, Susan is currently serving as co-chair of the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee. The Steering Committee was established in preparation for the College’s accreditation review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that will occur in 2016. Susan is an adjunct instructor for Daemen's M.S. in Executive Leadership & Change, and has been an instructor of IND 101 (First-Year Learning Community).
In academic year 2013-2014, Susan was one of four Daemen administrators selected by Dr. Michael Brogan, VPAA, for participation in the inaugural year of the WNY Consortium of Higher Education Academic Leadership Institute (ALI). ALI is designed to assist institutional leaders as they move into increasingly more challenging academic roles on campus.
Susan earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from D’Youville College. She also holds a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, in Communication Studies and Political Science; both degrees are from Canisius College.