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Tobin College of Business’s School of Risk Management achieves industry distinction

GCIE 2017
The International Insurance Society recognized Tobin College's School of Risk Management as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence at the International Insurance Society's Global Insurance Forum in London on July 17. From left to right: SRM Dean Brandon Sweitzer, IIS President Michael Morrissey, Tobin College Dean Norean Sharpe, SRM Faculty Chair Mark Browne.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business has been recognized as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) by the International Insurance Society – one of only 20 universities and colleges to receive this designation.

“We are proud of this distinction that validates the strength of our faculty and talented students,” said Norean R. Sharpe, dean and the Joseph and Maria Schwartz Distinguished Chair at the Tobin College of Business. “The Tobin College of Business has had a long tradition of educating future leaders in the insurance industry.”

The GCIE certification program, currently in its inaugural year, recognizes outstanding risk management and insurance programs that play an integral role in promoting insurance knowledge and research.

The GCIE designation is awarded to universities and colleges that meet stringent criteria in areas that include academic rigor, graduate and industry employment rates, and student and faculty excellence.

“The insurance program at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management serves the insurance industry and society by training the next generation of scholars, practitioners and leaders,” said Professor Mark J. Browne, the Robert Clements Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance. 

The GCIE designees were formally announced at the IIS Global Insurance Forum in London on July 17.

The full news release can be read at http://www.internationalinsurance.org/files/media/announcements/Global_Centers_of_Insurance_Excellence_Inaugural_Designees_Announced.pdf.