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Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of
Risk Management and Insurance

Risk management and insurance (RMI) is a vital and growing segment of our economy and essential to the economic health of Iowa and the nation. Employment demands are high and the industry is dynamic and changing rapidly. The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance is devoted to providing University of Iowa students with the necessary skills to make a difference in the workplace and to serving the employment needs of this highly respected industry.

The Vaughan Institute offers a variety of programs that lay the groundwork for a rewarding career. The keystone of the program is the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, which covers a variety of topics and ensures that undergraduate students have the needed knowledge for the field.

The benefits of the institute are numerous. Students gain training and guidance to stand out in this rewarding field. Employers appreciate access to a talented pool of candidates as well as the assurance that the future of the industry will be in good hands.

This partnership between the Vaughan Institute, its students, and the RMI industry enhances and builds on Iowa's legacy in risk management and insurance. Become an active partner in the Vaughan Institute.

News and Announcements

Danny Beyer to Speak at Mentoring Kick-off

Monday, November 9

Danny Beyer, Networking Guru, will speak at the Institute's Mentoring Program Kick-off on November 9. All RMI students are welcome to attend. Mentoring students will meet their mentors at this event. One graduate who is currently working at a local insurance company and "loving" his work stated, "This was all started with the Vaughan Institute Mentoring program." After shadowing his mentor, he knew he found his career passion. Don't miss your chance to find your career passion. All RMI students are encouraged to apply to the mentoring program. Application deadline is September 18.

Welcome New Faculty:
Thomas Berry-Stölzle and Richard Peter

The Vaughan Institute is excited to welcome two new faculty this fall. Associate professor Thomas R. Berry-Stölzle received his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne, Germany, in Risk Management, Insurance and Finance. He will teach Principles of Risk Management and Insurance and Risk Modeling. He comes to us from the Terry College of Business, University of GA. Assistant professor Richard Peter is currently a junior professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. Richard will teach Corporate and Financial Risk Management.