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University to host Risk Manager in Residence

January 27, 2010

Richard Roberts, a corporate risk manager for Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., will visit the Indiana State University campus next month.

Roberts will come to the ISU campus Feb. 9, 10 and 11 as part of the Spencer Educational Foundation's Risk Manager in Residence program. The Spencer Educational Foundation awards grants to colleges and universities to cover transportation, housing and incidental costs for a lecturing risk manager. This is the eighth year that ISU has been awarded the grant.

Roberts is based in West Hartford, Conn., has worked in the risk management field for more than 20 years and is a consultant and educator. He designs, develops, and manages risk management programs for aircraft manufacturers, explosive assemblies and pet food products. He also has developed programs for real estate management and real estate development projects.

On Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m., Roberts will be the featured guest at an open forum presentation in 11th floor conference room of the Donald W. Scott College of Business. The public is invited, but advance reservations are requested before Feb. 8 by contacting Anita Adams at or 812-237-2442.

During the visit, Roberts also will meet and dine with the ISU chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma - the professional society for student risk management, insurance, actuarial students - and make presentations in five insurance classes.

Contact: Peter Mikolaj, professor of insurance and risk management, Donald W. Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2101 or

Writer: Rachel Wedding McClelland, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or