URMIA honors individuals upon their retirement who have played a significant role in URMIA and higher education risk management as a profession. Those who are awarded this honor will be recognized at a luncheon during the upcoming Annual Conference. Their conference registration fee will be reduced, and they will be offered up to $500 to help cover travel and other conference costs. In addition, Emeritus Award winners receive a free lifetime URMIA membership.
Each candidate must be nominated by at least three URMIA members.
Other criteria include:
- Nominees must be retired by the start of the Annual Conference. Specifically, nominees may not be currently employed in the field of risk management as a practitioner, consultant or service provider, nor may they be employed in another job in higher education.
- Nominees must have provided exemplary service to URMIA. This may be demonstrated by service as a director or officer of URMIA, and/or by receipt of the Distinguished Risk Manager Award.
- Nominees must have contributed significantly to higher education risk management as demonstrated by specific contributions to the understanding and practice of risk management.