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Ruse Named Director of Mount Union’s Risk Management and Insurance Program

January 14, 2019

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union is proud to announce it has named Linda Ruse as the director of its recently-added program in risk management and insurance. 

Ruse earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. She comes to Mount Union with in-depth experience as an insurance professional, following 32 years at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and serving as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University. 

The risk management and insurance program fulfills the demand in Ohio and across the nation for more experienced professionals in the insurance industry. It is estimated that 29,000 new employees in the field will be needed in the state of Ohio alone by 2024, and nearly half of those will require a bachelor’s degree. Mount Union is the first private institution in Northeast Ohio to offer this in-demand program. 

“The Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration is pleased to add the risk management and insurance major to its offerings,” said Dr. E. Anne Christo-Baker, professor and chair of the department. “The risk management and insurance program will equip students with skills, which are important for protecting the financial stability of individuals and families as well as businesses. It is designed to prepare students for careers in for-profit and non-profit sectors including risk management, insurance, financial services, and government agencies."

To learn more about Mount Union’s risk management and insurance program, visit