RIMS pledges US$200,000 to develop undergraduate risk management programmes

US-based risk association, RIMS, has invested more than US$200,000 in the Spencer Educational Foundation in a three-year programme of support for undergraduate risk management course development at higher education institutions across the US.

To date, 14 higher education institutions have demonstrated a commitment to advancing undergraduate risk management academic programs and were awarded Spencer grants funded by RIMS. The institutions that received the grants include:

• Bradley University
• Brenau University
• Fisk University
• Mercy College
• Le Moyne College
• Stonybrook University
• Temple University
• Milwaukee School of Engineering
• New York University
• University of Cincinnati
• University of the District of Columbia
• University of Houston – C.T. Bauer
• University of Nevada-Reno
• York University

“The future of business hinges on talented and bright risk management students to graduate with the skills to tackle adversity and the knowledge to drive organisational success,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “RIMS is committed to empowering risk professionals at all stages of their careers. The Society is proud to support Spencer, and subsequently the participating higher education institutions, to strengthen curricula and deliver greater opportunities for tomorrow’s risk leaders.”

”We are so grateful for RIMS’ long-time support and partnership, which has been baked into Spencer’s success since our founding in 1979,” added Spencer executive director, Megan Miller. “It is a privilege to work with the RIMS team and other partners who truly understand how critical it is to drive more students into risk professions by funding relevant coursework.”

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