Insights From Your President

Anita Ingram

It's springtime once again and the ice and snow has finally melted! Mother Nature has not been kind to some of us this year for it seemed as if winter would just...not...go...away. With that said, time marches on. We are all probably knee deep in the midst of renewals, last quarter budget projections, impending graduations, and summer camp preparations as we keep an eye on that all-important May 1st deadline. This is the deadline where the CFO, controller and admissions folks all breath a collective sigh of relief as our incoming class of 2018 pay fall deposits and commit their precious resources to us for at least the next four years. After all that, if you're lucky, you might even have some personal vacation plans on the not-too-distant horizon.


Excerpt From "A Foreign Education"

"A Foreign Education

The following is an excerpt from "A Foreign Education" by Susannah Levine. This article was featured in the March Edition of Risk & Insurance Magazine. Read the full article at http://www.riskandinsurance.com/foreign-education/

As more and more American colleges and universities broaden their international footprints, their risk profiles also change. Many are expanding to the developing world, where risks are greater. To keep up, a small but growing number of institutions are hiring full-time international risk managers, according to industry leaders.

Of the 4,500-odd American colleges and universities, about 600 employ dedicated risk managers, and 29 employ full-time international risk managers.


45th Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

URMIA 45th Annual Conference

Registration for URMIA's 45th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, is now open! Visit www.urmia.org/urmia2014 for more information.

Register for URMIA's 45th Annual Conference today!

The full conference program is available online. Join us this year for new networking events, more than 30 educational breakout sessions, and four pre-conference workshops including Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan, provided in partnership with NAFSA.

Register Today for URMIA's 2014 Western Regional Conference

Western Regional Conference

Join URMIA June 3-4, 2014 in San Jose, California, for its 2014 Western Regional Conference, "On and Off Campus, Risk Is Our Business." Taking place at The Saint Claire, this year's Western Regional Conference will include educational sessions from industry experts, round table discussions among industry peers, and post-conference discussion groups.


Board Corner: Report From URMIA's International Committee

International Board Report

By Lisa Zimmaro, Esq., Assistant Vice President, Risk Management & Treasury at Temple University and Adjunct Faculty member at Temple's Fox School of Business teaching Risk Management & Insurance.

As a new URMIA Board Member, I am delighted to highlight the activities of the International Committee (IC). I have been a member of the IC for a few years and now I am also the board liaison. Working under the direction of co-chairs Kathy Hargis and Jean Demchak, the role of the IC is to expand outside URMIA’s domestic borders and to build alliances with international partners that influence risk management practices internationally. The IC looks to explore and expand opportunities to represent URMIA internationally as thought leaders, support an increase in the international membership and continue to enhance URMIA’s library with relevant international content.

All About URMIA: The Latest Updates About Your Association

Each spring, URMIA hosts in-person regional conferences around the country, designed to minimize your cost and time away from the office while maximizing your educational and networking opportunities. Complete conference schedules for the remaining 2014 regionals are available at urmia.org. In addition to our regional conferences, URMIA is excited to announce new support resources on the URMIAnetwork and the opening of registration for URMIA's 45th Annual Conference in early May. Read on to sign up for URMIAnetwork instructional webinars, learn more about our regional conferences, access URMIA's updated Third-Party Contract Insurance Guidelines white paper, attend the encore presentation of our URMIA/NAFSA international risk workshop, or become an URMIA sponsor!

The Latest Risk Management Events, Opportunities, and Resources

URMIA ResourcesEach month, this article provides some of the latest risk management resources, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, webinars, conferences, and other learning opportunities in which you or your campus colleagues may be interested.

URMIA Members in the News

Help us welcome our newest members, and see what professional updates your colleagues have to share from the last month.


TEXPERT Corner: New Support Resources on the URMIAnetwork

URMIA is excited to announce new resources coming to the URMIAnetwork! In March, the URMIA National Office began an initiative to increase member engagement on the URMIAnetwork. As part of this initiative, the National Office has created and will continue to create support documents and guides that dive into specific topics related to using the URMIAnetwork. You can find URMIAnetwork guides on the URMIAnetwork Support & FAQs page. In addition to step-by-step guides, the support page includes links to URMIAnetwork webinars and a button to contact URMIA's Knowledge Center Content Manager, Glenn Klinksiek.

In addition to expanded support services, URMIA is also introducing a series of quarterly lunch-and-learn webinars on a variety of topics related to using the URMIAnetwork including member profiles, document libraries, and discussion boards.

Sign up for the June 12, 2014 URMIAnetwork webinar "URMIA Member Profiles: Dress Your Profile for Networking Success"

As always, URMIA depends on its members to highlight any questions they have or problems they may be experiencing with the URMIAnetwork. If you experience any technical issues while using the URMIAnetwork please contact the National Office.


News Briefs

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on the Use of Affirmative Action by Public Universities

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Releases State Higher Education Finance Report

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