Mount St. Joseph University

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer Announces Retirement

By: Kathleen Cardwell

File Under: administration, leadership

Headshot of Linda Panzeca

After nearly four decades of service, Linda Panzeca ’82 has announced her decision to retire from Mount St. Joseph University.

Linda has served the Mount in various capacities including the establishment of the University’s first integrated office for human resource related services.

During her 20 years as director of human resources, Linda was recognized with the regional College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Individual Award of Excellence in Human Resource Administration, the CUPA-HR Ohio Chapter Distinguished Service Award, and with the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Elizabeth Seton Mission Award.

In 2010 Linda transitioned from her role as human resource director to a member of President’s Cabinet as the chief compliance and risk officer. In this role, she provided institution-wide leadership and direction in the integration of governance, risk management, and compliance activities for the University while also overseeing the office of public safety/campus police.

One of Linda’s proudest accomplishments is her involvement in many important conversations related to shared governance and the critical importance of such collaboration to the future of the Mount. Linda believes that these conversations between the board, the administration, the faculty, and the staff, contributed to the emphasis in the presidential search process, which ultimately identified Dr. Williams’ commitment to engaging every member of the Mount community in its future success.

“During her many years as a leader, Linda’s expertise and reliable, steady guidance significantly helped advance the Mount’s strategies for governance, risk management, and compliance,” noted Dr. Williams, the Mount’s president. “Linda’s invaluable contributions to how the Mount’s leadership team views engagement are truly appreciated.”

Linda considers it a true gift to have been able to progress through the ranks and establish new roles and offices along the way, while enjoying a career in a caring environment such as the Mount. “I will be forever grateful for the professional growth and development opportunities that I experienced at the Mount as well as the good fortune to work in partnership with incredible administrators, staff, and faculty colleagues,” Linda shared. “I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends while exploring all that retirement has to offer.”

Linda will remain in the role of Chief Compliance and Risk Officer until her successor has been identified and appropriately oriented to the role.