Mission

Westmont's Office of Risk Management works to shield the college's resources from preventable loss by:

  • anticipating the bad things that could happen,
  • averting them whenever possible, and
  • helping the college respond well when they do occur.

Assessment

Review programs and policies to catalog foreseeable risks; evaluate possible responses; make recommendations regarding priorities; and instigate fitting and prudent actions

Education

Enhance awareness among administrators, faculty, staff and students regarding how to prevent, and effectively respond to, unfortunate events

Coordination

Collaborate proactively with others to develop common sense guidelines and structures designed to preserve personal safety, and to improve the college’s operational practices and contracts in ways that limit its liability exposures

Attentiveness

Remain current on higher education risk management professional best-practices, implementing those which suit our circumstances wherever feasible

Insurance

Work with qualified brokers to match insurable risks with available markets at fair prices; help the college community to implement loss control measures that will minimize our premiums

Stewardship

Advocate and synchronize funding of preventative programs and measures; coordinate major loss response and management

Integrity

Strive to exhibit Christlike character in all interactions