Welcome to Risk Management & Insurance

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Risk Management & Insurance is to prevent loss of life and personal injury to members of the University community and persons using University facilities, to protect and secure University information and assets, and to keep to a minimum the cost of managing risk.


  • Creating an awareness of risks which could cause loss to Ferris State University assets or interfere with the University's ability to continue functioning as an educational institution
  • Making recommendations to the President and the Board of Trustees, through the Vice-President for Administration and Finance, with Respect to the best techniques for controlling and financing risks
  • Investigating and studying risk, searching for potential sources of losses, and determining methods of avoiding and preventing losses
  • Coordinating insurance audits and claims and supervising the collection of losses
  • Reviewing all major undertakings at the University from a risk management point of view
  • Processing the renewal of all insurance policies, including the updating of property values, evaluating retention levels, and requesting market testing
  • Keeping current those values on University assets that require insurance coverage
  • Fulfilling requests for information relating to liability and property coverages


Contact Information
Mike McKay
420 Oak Street, PRK 153
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2020
Phone: (231) 591-3848
Fax: (231) 591-2978