Risk Manager on Campus

Each year, an Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) professional is brought to the UCA College of Business for class visits, campus-wide lectures, panel discussions, meetings with student organizations such as Gamma Iota Sigma, and meals with faculty and other industry and community professionals. This is a valuable opportunity to allow students to network and learn from the visiting Risk Manager.

To bring the Risk Manager to campus this year, the University of Central Arkansas Insurance and Risk Management program was awarded a grant from the Spencer Educational Foundation, supporting a key Experiential Learning opportunity for students. The Spencer Foundation has supported the Risk Manager on Campus program for years, most recently bringing Bailey Pipkin in 2023 and Lance Ewing in 2022.

On April 15 – 16, we were thrilled to welcome Robin S. Roeder, senior vice president of risk management for Sedgwick, to share her experience with UCA students, faculty, and the community. Joining Sedgwick in 2011, Robin developed the strategic risk management vision and framework for the company’s program. Today, she leads operational risk management activities and oversees the management of claims, safety and loss control, physical security and travel risk management. She is also responsible for risk management planning and response related to business interruption, crisis management, and business resiliency. Read more about Ms. Roeder.

During her visit, she networked with students, faculty, and community professionals at a luncheon where she presented about her insights on Hurricane Katrina, a small dinner party, and exercises with UCA’s Gamma Iota Sigma chapter. Read more about her visit in April 2024.

pictured from L to R: UCA Insurance Center Director Mr. Ivan Hudson, Ms. Robin Roeder, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Mr. Alan McClain, and Mr. Kelley Erstine, UCA Board of Trustees Member and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas.

Students, Faculty, and community IRM professionals attended the luncheon where Ms. Roeder spoke

Ms. Roeder and her fiance attended dinner with students and faculty