UNYCC Fall Meeting: Oct. 7, 2019

Seating Limited: Register on or before 1 October

The Interconnectedness of Risk in Higher Education: From Strategic Threat Assessment to Practical Shared Risk Management Approaches

In our rapidly changing environment, colleges and universities are re-thinking their approach to risk. Rather than thinking of risk as confined to compliance, internal audit, safety, and insurance, institutions of higher education understand that the risk portfolio touches all areas of campus.  UNYCC promotes proactive local strategies and seeks collaborative opportunities to ensure that our institutions not only survive but thrive together.

Keynote Speaker:  Michael J. Cooney, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP, will examine recent threats including those around admissions and recruitment, Title IX, the legal and financial risks as associated with current offerings and reaching into new lines of business.   Mike will provide an alternative approach to current ERM in an attempt to account for our rapidly changing environment.

Panel Chair: Kelly Gagan
VP Advancement
Nazareth College

Panel DiscussionCrisis Communication

In today’s environment, every institution must be ready to respond effectively to the next campus crisis.  Hate crime or violent crime on campus, controversial campus speakers, construction accidents, and even natural disasters require thoughtfully executed response plans. 

Tony Perez
Chief of Public Safety
Monroe Community College

At the same time, campus representatives from mid-level managers through senior leadership must be equipped to discuss broader issues regarding higher education both internally and externally, including topics such as the value of higher education, challenges in pricing and enrollment in a manner that will inspire confidence.  

Gail Glover
Chief Communications Marketing Officer
SUNY Geneseo

This panel focuses on the need for advance planning and includes specific case-studies featuring both public and private institutions.  Participants will learn about broad-based plans that include all stakeholders so institutions emerge from a crisis with strong public trust.  Follow-up discussions in the Pillar Team breakout sessions will explore ways that UNYCC members can collaborate and share best practices as an element of our Leadership Development strategic priority.

Location:  Nixon Peabody Offices, 75 South Clinton, Rochester, NY

Paid parking is available in the building.

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12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45Keynote Address
1:45-2:00 Break/Transition
2:00-3:00Crisis Communication Panel Discussion
3:15-4:45 Pillar Team Meetings:  Exploring Collaboration Opportunities in Each UNYCC Strategic Goal Area
Student Success: Addressing Shared Risks: (study abroad, student mental health)
Resource Optimization: Developing Comprehensive & Customizable ERM Approaches
Leadership Development: Common Elements of Crisis Communication