Mission Statement

The University Compliance Office is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a compliance and ethics program that supports the University’s Mission and strategic goals and promotes the highest ethical standards by members of the University Community in the pursuit of the University’s academic, administrative, athletic, engagement and research activities.

Through the Villanova University Compliance and Ethics Program, the University Compliance Office will:

  • implement an enterprise risk management system to assess and monitor high risk compliance areas and the adequacy of internal controls;
  • coordinate compliance-related policies and processes among existing compliance functions;
  • develop education and training opportunities to address high risk compliance areas;
  • encourage an environment where members of the University Community are recognized for doing the right thing;
  • provide mechanisms for the University Community to raise compliance concerns including via confidential or anonymous means and address these concerns through consultation, investigation or referral;
  • aid in the enforcement of compliance-related policies through established University processes; and
  • report to senior leadership and the governing board on a regular basis on the status of compliance readiness, assessments and responsibilities.

Upcoming Events

Our Staff

Leyda L. Benitez, J.D. 
University Compliance Officer
leyda.benitez@villanova.edu
610.519.3976

Silas Thomas
Assistant University Compliance Officer
silas.thomas@villanova.edu
610.519.3967

Beth Wright
Compliance Analyst
elizabeth.j.wright@villanova.edu
610.519.8853

Ryan Rost
Title IX Coordinator
ryan.rost@villanova.edu
610.519.8805

Pat Rogers
Executive Administrative Assistant
patricia.rogers@villanova.edu
610.519.5466

Our Address

University Compliance Office
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
204 Tolentine Hall
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Phone: 610.519.5466

Fax: 610.519.5022