Visionary Award


URMIA bestows the Visionary Award to honor its institutional members who have identified a specific need, acted upon it, and followed through to develop an innovative and effective program, process, or service that enhances the mission of URMIA.

Award recipients will be recognized at the next URMIA Annual Conference. Nominations may be made at any time and awards will be bestowed on an as-appropriate basis, not necessarily each year.


We accept nominations any time of the year. Submissions received after July 15 will be considered for the following year.



Selection Criteria

The Honors Committee relies upon members to call attention to individuals for consideration. Nominees must be employed by an institution with an URMIA membership in good standing.

The program, process, or service leading to the nomination must:

  • Align with one or more of URMIA’s strategic goals
  • Enhance the mission of URMIA by advancing the discipline of risk management in higher education in concert with the highest ethical standards

As with other URMIA awards, nominees should consistently:

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and good character
  • Be respected by peers, employees, managers, and others in their organization and across URMIA
  • Exhibit enthusiasm for higher education risk management
  • Motivate others


Jeff Chasen - Awarded in 2021
2021 Visionary Award Recipient

Jeff Chasen, JD