Linda Casotti attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU), more than 10,000 miles from her home in Melbourne, Australia. After earning a master’s degree, she returned to WCU and worked in enrollment services and alumni relations.
Closest to Linda’s heart is her service as advisor to the Abbé Society, an organization of woman-identified students at WCU that commits itself to the service of others on campus and the surrounding community. For over 16 years, Linda devoted countless hours of service and support, providing the women of the society with inspiration, encouragement, and mentoring. Under her leadership, the Abbé Society conducted over 1,000 service hours each semester.
Linda also served WCU as the co-chair of the alumni association’s scholarship committee for 20 years and as a Women in Leadership Institute faculty member.
To serve and support her female colleagues, she has participated as co-facilitator for Ellucian’s Lean In Circles to focus on women’s leadership development. She now serves as the program manager.
Linda was honored with the Ellucian Serving Education Every Day (SEED) Award in 2013, and she was awarded the Woman of the Year Award by the Women in Leadership and Service (WILS) Committee of the WCU Foundation. In 2015, she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni. As a staunch believer in giving back, Linda now serves on the WILS Committee and is the founder of Alice’s Circle, a mentor program designed to provide information, encouragement, and support to WCU female undergraduate leaders who are transitioning to graduate school or assuming their first professional job.
In 2017, together with several other Ellucian women leaders in the Global Services and Support, Managed Services, and Customer Success organizations, she created “Socks for the Season,” a holiday project that donates over 4,000 pairs of new socks to shelters across the U.S.
Linda continually lives by the words of Sir Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”