URMIA Matters

URMIA Matters

Risk management is complex, and your time is limited. This podcast series helps you keep up on emerging issues in higher education and best risk management practices. Join URMIA leaders, peers, and insurance experts twice a month as they explore timely topics, URMIA member resources, and the profession.


March 27, 2024 15 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University interviews Robin Oldfield, Associate Vice President of Audit, Risk, and Compliance and the Chief Risk Officer at the University of Dayton and Sue Liden, URMIA's Education Manager and former Director of Risk Services at Pacific Lutheran University. Together, they spend a few minutes discussing URMIA's Peer Review Program and...

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In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University interviews Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management at Lehigh University, Sarah Braughler, Vice President of Risk Management at United Educators, and Stef Zielezienski, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at APCIA, about social inflation and its impact on risk management in higher education. Together they explore the pheno...

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January 31, 2024 23 mins

In the podcast episode “Disability Inclusiveness” of Season 5 of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, hosts a discussion on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, both in the association and on campus. The guests are Jeff Chasen and Courtney Davis Curtis, a past president of URMIA. Curtis explains how the addition of DEIB objective to the URMIA strategic plan started and Chasen discusses strategies, such as leveraging internal resour...

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January 10, 2024 17 mins

URMIA Matters Podcast

Season 5, Episode 4: 

Guest Host: Sandy Mitchell with guests Amanda Franklin and Elliot Young

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Sandy Mitchell, URMIA’s president-elect and Director of Insurance at MIT, interviews Amanda Franklin, Director of Risk Management at Wheaton College, and Elliot Young, Assistant Vice President and University Risk and Compliance Officer at Kansas State University, abou...

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December 20, 2023 8 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves, URMIA's immediate past president and Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, interviews Craig McAllister, current URMIA president and Assistant Vice President, Risk Management at the University of Miami, in his inaugural presidential podcast. Craig shares his insights into some of URMIA’s recent successes in expanding professional development offerings, accomplishing...

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December 13, 2023 12 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Teresa Ransdell, URMIA’s Director of Membership and Marketing, speaks to Flo Hoskinson, Risk Manager at Oregon Health and Science University, Mellany Patrong, Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Texas Southern University, and Steve Stoeger-Moore, President of Districts Mutual Insurance and Risk Management Services, about the wide array of Member Benefits that URMIA has to offer its members. T...

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November 29, 2023 15 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Craig McAllister, URMIA’s president and Assistant Vice President, Risk Management at University of Miami, talks to Mellany Patrong, Director- Enterprise Risk Management at Texas Southern University, and Nakeschi Watkins, Director, Risk Management and Insurance at Cornell University, who have recently been elected as URMIA board members. They share their stories of how they joined URMIA, what motiva...

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November 15, 2023 40 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Julie Groves interviews Pat Mathis, Co-founder and Managing Member- Title IX Solutions, LLC, about the upcoming changes in the Title IX regulations. Pat explains what the new regulations mean for colleges and universities, and how they affect the responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff. Pat also shares some practical tips and best practices for Title IX coordinators and risk managers to pr...

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November 1, 2023 22 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, Jenny Whittington interviews immediate past president, Julie Groves in the final podcast of Julie’s presidential podcast series. Jenny and Julie share highlights from Julie’s year as president, including the 54th Annual Conference in Baltimore, speaking engagements at other associations, and the five strategic goals for this year. Jenny asks Julie about her favorite moments during her presidency, a...

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October 25, 2023 27 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, URMIA shared updates on what’s new and next from our Annual Business Meeting. All URMIA members were invited to tune in and hear the latest update from the URMIA Executive Committee. This meeting includes a briefing on the association by the president (now past-president), Julie Groves, a financial report by the treasurer, Jim Mulholland, secretary’s report from Flo Hoskinson, updates from the Lead...

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September 7, 2023 18 mins

In this episode of URMIA Matters, host Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, and guest Rachel Pluviose, Senior Director of Risk Management and insurance at Johns Hopkins University, talk to Derrick Johnson, the President and CEO of the NAACP, about his upcoming session in Baltimore at URMIA’s Annual Conference. Rachel and Derrick also discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at c...

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September 5, 2023 27 mins

Join guest host, Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s Executive Director, as she interviews URMIA’s president (and host of URMIA Matters), Julie Groves, Director of Risk Services at Wake Forest University, for another Presidential Podcast! 

Julie and Jenny share their highlights of this past year, including two magical regional conferences at Disney and our wonderful members representing URMIA at various associations’ conferences. T...

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Join host Julie Groves as she interviews guests Jack Bernard, Andrea Stagg, and Joe Storch. Together they explore the implications of Generative AI and ChatGPT for higher education and what risk managers need to concern themselves with. They share their insights on how these technologies can enhance learning outcomes and foster collaboration. They also discuss the potential risks and ethical dilemmas that arise from using generativ...

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Get ready with us to set sail for the URMIA 2023 Annual Conference in Baltimore from September 9-13th! Join host Julie Groves as she interviews chairs of the conference committee Rachel Pluviose, Tristan Tafolla, and Keesha Trim about all the exciting events everyone has to look forward to in Baltimore this year. They share thoughts on their most anticipated sessions, opportunities for volunteerism through URMIA Cares, and all of t...

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August 9, 2023 28 mins

In this enlightening podcast episode, host Julie Groves and guests Lucy Dominguez and Elisabeth Barnes from Injury Management Organization, Inc. explore invaluable insights. Join us as they delve into the crucial topic of managing anxiety and stress in the workplace. Drawing from extensive field experience you’ll hear practical strategies to create a healthier and more productive work environment. Listeners will gain valuable tips ...

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Join guest host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s executive director, as she interviews Courtney Davis Curtis, University of Chicago and URMIA’s immediate past president and Sam Florio, Santa Clara University and URMIA 2017 past-president, about the upcoming URMIA elections for the President Elect position and candidates for the Board of Directors. Courtney and Sam share their insights into the election and nomination process, how it has ...

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June 23, 2023 26 mins

Join host Julie Groves, URMIA’s current president and host of URMIA Matters, as she interviews guests Saumya Khanduja, Assistant Director of Institutional Risk Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Gary Langsdale, Retired Education Manager at URMIA; Sue Liden, URMIA’s Education Manager; and Tim Wiseman, Chief Risk Officer at the University of Wyoming, about the new ERM Resource created by expert members of the UR...

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Rise to the top of the URMIA Leadership with a run for the Board of Directors or President-Elect. Hear these three past presidents share insight on the process, rewards of the role, the charge of all board members, the importance of diverse representation, the time commitment, financial responsibilities, as well as perks of the position. Whether you're passionate about making a difference in the URMIA community or looking to e...

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May 18, 2023 23 mins

Practitioners and a clinician join guest host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s executive director, to review the state of student mental health and how risk managers can promote resources and services to the campus community, including those of the Jed Foundation. Mental health is one of the most pressing issues in the American Council on Education's recent pulse point survey signifying that even though this is now a public crisis, ...

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Join guest host Jenny Whittington, URMIA’s Executive Director, as she interviews Juan Azcarate, Marje Lemmon, and Eno Oregbesan, members of URMIA’s Honors Committee, about their work on the committee. Juan, Marje, and Eno share the different awards and honors available to URMIA members, what the nomination process is like, and how you can nominate others and yourself for these awards. They also discuss efforts to promote inclusiven...

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