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Newman Center: Fr. Florio
January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19



Fr. Phil Florio, S.J., is the new Chaplain-Director of the Penn Newman Center, succeeding Fr. Charles Zlock. Fr. Florio comes to Penn Newman with over nine years of experience in campus ministry. He has previously served as director of Campus Ministry at the University of Scranton, and more recently was Chaplain and Assistant Vice President for Student Life at Saint Joseph’s University. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, but has lived and worked in Chile, Bolivia, and Mexico.  He will be the first Jesuit to take the position.

Fr. Florio has a BS in political science and an MS in training and organizational development from Saint Joseph’s University, MA in philosophy from Fordham University and master’s degrees in theology and divinity from Boston College. He will complete a doctorate in ministry from the Catholic University of America next year.


Almanac - January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19