John Schwartz, JD

Director of Risk Management,
EIIA, Inc.

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EIIA, Inc.



John Schwartz joined EIIA as Risk Management Director in 2016 to work directly with members and advance their ability to manage risks at on campuses. In early 2018 he was promoted to the position of Executive Director of Risk Management. Schwartz brings extensive experience in higher education administration to his role. Prior to joining EIIA, he served as the Director of Insurance and Risk at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Schwartz also consulted with more than 150 colleges, universities, and large research institutions during more than a decade working at United Educators (UE). Prior to working with UE, Schwartz held risk management administrative positions at Iowa State University, where he helped lead the Office of Risk Management and coordinated the workers’ compensation program, Texas A&M University, where he coordinated the Student and Academic Affairs risk management program, and the University of Kansas, where he served as an Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Schwartz speaks and writes regularly on the topics of higher education law and risk management. Topics presented at national conferences and university campuses include employee harassment and discrimination, Title IX, student mental health, violence on campus, and crisis response. He holds B.A, M.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Kansas.