Risk management is a process to identify, assess, manage, and prioritize different risks associated with operations. The goal of risk management is to protect the University from risk exposures which could lead to physical or property harm or financial loss. There are different ways to mitigate risk by understanding risks and recognizing the potential consequences.
The Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) hired the services of B. Scott Kuhnly as Risk Manager for all five schools (American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College and Springfield College) in July of 2009. He has more than 28 years experience in the field of risk management and occupational safety and health. Scott has a Master of Science in Insurance and Risk Management, as well as a Bachelor degree in Management and an Associate degree in Safety. He holds several professional insurance and safety designations including the Associate of Risk Management (ARM) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) among others.
Scott is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford teaching Risk Management and Insurance courses since 2002.
In his role as the CCGS Risk Manager, he develops and implements a systematic risk management program in a manner that fulfills the mission and strategic goals of the member schools, while complying with state and and federal laws and accreditation standards related to safety and risk management. He has developed a Risk Management Advisory Group which meet on a quarterly basis to analyze loss trends, review insurance program structure, and discuss risk exposure mitigation at the member schools. He also assists with the development and implementation of safety and loss prevention programs to ensure the efficient and safe operation of the CCGS schools.
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