Marco A. Valera

Vice President of Administration

Marco A. Valera has been the vice president for administration since August 2019. He is responsible for a broad portfolio, overseeing capital projects, campus development, conference services, facilities management, government relations and urban affairs, sustainability, public safety, real estate, and military and veterans’ services for all campuses of the University. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president for facilities management.

Valera is retired from the Navy with the rank of commander. After his service in the Navy, he worked in the hotel industry, managing property operations and capital projects. He came to Fordham in 1995 as director of facilities for the Rose Hill campus. From 2001 to 2005, he was associate vice president for facilities operations at Columbia University. In 2005, he returned to Fordham as associate vice president for facilities management and was subsequently promoted to vice president in 2010. He has earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from the Florida Institute of Technology and Jacksonville University, respectively.