Dr. Florence Holland is an educator and diversity professional with over 117 years of experience firmly grounded in areas such as diversity student recruitment and retention. As the Lead Manager, Pipeline Initiatives with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants she manages the Association's Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Initiative through profession awareness, program development and implementation and research, analysis and reporting. Her work revolves around a profession-wide and profession-funded initiative to improve the quantity and quality of underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession and ultimately securing their CPA licensure. She assists with the development of firm tools and resources and delivers national, regional, and local presentations on trends specific to diversity in the accounting profession as well as diversity topics such as belonging and unconscious bias.
Dr. Holland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), a Master's of Arts in Education in Educational Administration (K-12) from Ball State University, an Executive MBA from Auburn University and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Argosy University, Sarasota where her research focused on the persistence of underrepresented minorities at predominately white institutions.