Susan Burgess joined the Office of Legal Affairs as Director of University Compliance in September 2014. She is a recognized expert in the field of corporate compliance and auditing. Her career as a compliance professional spans the course of two decades. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Temple University and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law. Burgess served as Associate Dean for Administration at Drexel University School of Medicine where she was the school’s first compliance officer. She also held the position of Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System where she developed and managed the organization’s first compliance program. Prior to her appointment as Director of University Compliance at UNC Charlotte, Burgess was the Director of Corporate Compliance at the University of Florida Health System.
In her professional roles, Burgess has been responsible for reviewing and monitoring ethics, compliance and audit matters and has worked closely with employees, faculty, senior administration and boards of trustees regarding regulatory compliance issues and organizational policies and procedures. Her professional interests include regulatory analysis, finance, operations and business process improvement.