Vaughan Award
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On July 18, 2017, the Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance achieved another milestone by being named a “Global Center of Insurance Excellence” by the International Insurance Society at their 53rd annual Global Insurance Forum in London, England.  Accepting the award for the Institute was Dana Ramundt, business director of the Vaughan Institute.

The Global Center of Insurance Excellence designation was designed to recognize universities around the world with outstanding risk management and insurance programs.  It also aims to encourage universities to play an even greater role in advancing insurance knowledge through research and intellectual capital development in order to build a top-tier academic network with the global insurance industry.

“Tippie has a rigorous and comprehensive risk management and insurance curriculum built on Iowa’s tradition of excellence established by the late Emmett Vaughan,” states Thomas Berry-Stoelzle, Director of the Vaughan Institute. “Our students work hard, have access to the best faculty, and enjoy an almost perfect placement rate. This international recognition demonstrates the value of our program today.”

The GCIE was awarded to universities that met stringent criteria related to course offerings, graduate and industry employment rates, and professional involvement.  There were 20 designations handed out to universities around the world and The Vaughan Institute from the University of Iowa was one of 12 located in the United States.

The Vaughan Institute was founded in 2005 and has over 350 graduates, employed by 154 different employers in 14 different industries, located in 26 states and four countries.