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A VERY SPECIAL "FACES OF RISK MANAGEMENT" This February, the URMIA Board of Directors announced the recipient of a brand new award honoring leadership and commitment to URMIA that goes far above and beyond. The URMIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Larry V. Stephens, Indiana University (IU), for his significance and involvement in URMIA, including giving our National Office its home in Bloomington, Ind., and providing tremendous support for many years to its staff. Congratulations and huge thanks to Larry for all he has done! View the URMIA Lifetime Achievement Award   press release or read on to hear more of Larry's memories in his own words.  ...
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THANK YOU It's 2019, and we have much to celebrate as we continue the countdown to URMIA's 50th Annual Conference! Our Board of Directors has a special message for all of our members:  Thank you for your participation and involvement; for your questions, solutions, and lessons learned; for leading this association as we look to the future of college and university risk. You make URMIA the leading association for higher ed risk managers and insurance professionals, and we encourage each of you to plug in to your association. Contact the URMIA National Office  at urmia@urmia.org or reach out to one of our board members for ways to connect today. ...
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We asked, and you answered! Our greatest strength as an association is the knowledge and experience of our members. It only makes sense that YOUR experiences and memories are what we share as we celebrate URMIA's 50 years as an association.  LOOKING BACK: What is the riskiest thing you have faced as a risk management or insurance professional in higher education? As you read through some of your colleagues' responses, think about the riskiest situation you have faced. How did you manage or mitigate the risk? Leave your responses in the comment section. Here's a selection from your colleagues, representing a little piece of what you face daily - and displaying ...
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As part of our year-long 50th anniversary celebration, URMIA highlights the history of the association through the voices of its members. Our "Faces of Risk Management" features give a glimpse into our association and the perspectives of risk managers since the beginning of URMIA. As we kick off Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for the many members who had the foresight and drive to crea te our association and guide it through its earliest days! Check out three of these stories (and their personalities) here: William Hustedt : "I moved on to UW-Madison in July of 1962. After being there a year, I felt the need to talk to others like myself who had to ...
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Thanks to all who helped us kick off our year-long 50th anniversary celebration at this year's annual conference! The countdown to Boston 2019 has begun, and we have so much in store for you over the next 12 months. Learn about your association's history, meet our members and engage in your URMIA community in new, fun ways. It's all coming your way with our celebration, "Community, Innovation, Education: Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Risk Management." Special thanks to the 50th Anniversary task force, who has worked diligently to highlight this tremendous milestone. Did you miss the kickoff in Salt Lake City? Enjoy these wonderful pictures of our ...
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Welcome to our very first "Faces of Risk Management" column! As we embark on our year-long celebration of URMIA's 50th Annual Conference in September 2019, we will be highlighting what makes URMIA such an incredible association - YOU, URMIA's members. From even before its first annual meeting in 1969, URMIA grew organically based on the needs of its members to create a community of colleagues working together to figure out this whole higher education risk management thing. Since those first days, URMIA has evolved to position itself as a leader in defining the role and scope of risk management in higher education. Our members participate at the highest levels ...
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“I moved on to UW-Madison in July 1962. After being there a year, I felt the need to talk to others like myself who had to handle exposures found in a university. There were no lists or even any names. In October of 1963, I wrote to College & University Business asking if there existed an organization of insurance persons at the education level. None existed.” —William Hustedt, University of Wisconsin and Founding Member of the Western Group As URMIA launches our 50th Anniversary celebration in the year leading up to our 2019 Annual Conference, we begin the journey by reflecting on where we began. Did you know "risk management" wasn't part of our association's ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2018.  Bloomington, Ind. – The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) announces that it will launch a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary at this year’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, September 29-October 3, 2018. "Community, Innovation, Education: Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Risk Management" will highlight the association’s history and accomplishments, as well as the value of risk management in protecting institutions of higher education. The year will close with festivities and the unveiling of a strategy looking into the future at URMIA’s 50th Annual Conference in Boston, September ...
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URMIA will officially kick off a year-long celebration at the 49th Annual Conference recognizing a tremendous milestone in our history: 50 years of supporting community, innovation and education in higher ed risk management. Early bird registration is now open for  Exploring Landscapes of Risk , which will take place in Salt Lake City from September 29-October 3. The Annual Conference Committee, led by chairs Matt Tuttle , University of Utah, and Cheryl Lloyd , University of California, Office of the President,  has been busy putting together a not-to-be-missed program, with something for everyone. Of course, there are many reasons to attend URMIA's ...
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