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Monday, September 22 • 10:20am - 11:35am
(CE) Managing Risk Intelligently -- A New Normal

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Higher education is facing a paradigm shift in external perception of operating as a global business which is driving conversation around metrics such as return on investment, financial consequences when risk isn’t managed intelligently and the illusive “value of education.” These dynamics have influenced the role of risk management with many emerging challenges for those professionals who strive to continually raise the bar in their leadership. This session will discuss those challenges which are influencing perception of strategic risk management on campus, how governance is leading to new accountability, review litigation that supports greater compliance and role clarity amidst those issues.
Learning Objectives:
 Understand the evolution of risk management in
higher education
 Review emerging influence that is creating "new
blueprint" for roles
 Role clarity among risk management, audit and
 Strategic Risk Management as the new normal

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Jean Demchak

Managing Director, Marsh USA, Inc.
D. Jean Demchak is responsible for managing Marsh’s global education and public entity practice. She also manages the integration of Marsh & McLennan companies in the education sector. Her responsibilities include managing and coordinating the education resources of the firm, assisting the various local offices with education issues, designing and building products for education, and serving as liaison with the marketplace, developing and... Read More →
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Gary Langsdale

University Risk Officer, Pennsylvania State University
Gary Langsdale serves as university risk officer for The Pennsylvania State University, a position he has held since 2003 with responsibility for enterprise risk management including operational, hazard and privacy risks. Previously he was director of risk management at International Paper Company. Mr. Langsdale has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field, contributed to three recent white papers for URMIA and... Read More →

Merrill Schwartz

Vice President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
Merrill P. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the vice president for AGB Consulting for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Schwartz’s primary responsibilities include managing a consulting practice of governance experts serving AGB member colleges, universities, systems, and foundations. As a member of AGB’s leadership team, she contributes to achieving the organization’s strategic goals. Previously, Schwartz served as the... Read More →

Monday September 22, 2014 10:20am - 11:35am
Salon E