For nearly 20 years, Spencer Educational Foundation has been bringing risk managers into the classroom so that students can hear about the profession first-hand. The Risk-Manager-in-Residence program has been praised by both risk managers and universities as a rewarding educational experience and a chance to give back to the profession. The Foundation awards grant of up to $4,000 to colleges and universities to cover transportation, housing, and incidental costs for a lecturing a risk manager.
I spent several days meeting with students, faculty, and insurance industry leaders. All in all, the experience allowed me to get to know some of the students better, and I have so much respect for their hard work and intelligence. This was a well worthwhile experience and I would encourage any Risk Manager to do it once. After being involved with Spencer for over 20 years, I now know, firsthand, we do make a difference!”
Risk Management, The Walt Disney Company