Risk Management



The mission of the Risk Management Department is to minimize the adverse effects of loss due to accidents or other unforeseen events inflicted upon the business, physical and human assets of CMU.


Risk Management strives to provide financial protection and support services to all departments, employees, students and visitors of Central Michigan University. The success of the department in fulfilling its responsibilities requires close coordination with, and cooperation from, the University community for identification of potential risks and prompt notification of claims for losses sustained.


Risk Management implements and provides leadership in planning and organizing programs to mitigate risk, including:

  • Identifying and analyzing loss exposure.
  • Examining alternative risk management techniques.
  • Managing liability insurance policies.
  • Processing and monitoring liability insurance claims.

This website is for your reference and guidance. If you require more information, please contact the Risk Management Office direct.

Ben Coffman, Director                     Sarah Young-Kelsey, Executive Secretary
Email: coffm1bs@cmich.edu                   Email: young2sa@cmich.edu
Phone: (989)774-3581                   Phone: (989)774-3741​