Her latest venture in a nearly 40-year career is establishing the Women’s Empowerment Center, which offers comprehensive coaching and development program for women of all socio-economic and industry backgrounds.
Paneitz is best known for her 10 years as president of Northwest Arkansas Community College. She was the first woman in Arkansas to receive President Emeritus distinction, which she was awarded for her commitment and dedication to the college after her July 2013 retirement.
Paneitz is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Council, serves on the board of Workmatters, and is a member of the NWA ALPFA Corporate Advisory Board. She is actively involved in the Northwest Arkansas community and is passionate about women’s issues. She is also an adjunct faculty member for National American University.
She holds a doctorate in philosophy in vocational education from Colorado State University; a master of arts in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and a bachelor’s degree in office administration from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Paneitz is a dynamic executive and board member consistently achieving results by leading with the utmost integrity, trust, and determination – delivering strategic and long-range plans that enhance both profitability and productivity.
She has a record of bringing viable, innovative solutions to board and business leadership, fundraising, organizational development, higher education, technology, communications and PR, gender issues, and workplace diversity.