Florida State University Receives Gift for “The Risk Initiative” and Names Top-Ranked Risk Management and Insurance Program
AUSTIN, TX, April 12, 2012 – Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Garnett S. Stokes, held a ceremony to announce exciting news for the college’s top-ranked risk management and insurance (RMI) program. At the event, Dean Caryn L. Beck-Dudley announced that the RMI program will now be known as the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance, in appreciation of the alumnus and his organization. Also announced, was the pledged gift to the College of Business made by Dr. William T. Hold and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the organization he co-founded. Stokes explained that the gift launches “The Risk Initiative,” an upcoming campaign to even further establish Florida State as a national leader in a number of academic fields that involve risk.
FSU President Eric J. Barron said, “The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance elevates the preeminent national and international status of insurance education at The Florida State University and will make a profound difference in the lives of our students, graduates, and citizens.”
This collaboration insures increased access to students at the beginning of their career decisions and professors at the height of their influence.
“The naming and combined resources of Florida State University and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research will result in a broader and stronger academic and business framework on which to continue to build more meaningful and unique educational programs for both the academic and business communities,” Hold said. “The result will be more valuable programs for all those who participate and for those they serve.”
The contribution will support the RMI program’s objective of maintaining its position as one of the preeminent risk management and insurance programs of its kind. In addition to Stokes and Hold, College of Business Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley and chairpersons for The National Alliance also delivered remarks at the event.
The gift will be funded by Dr. Hold, individual contributors and special advertisements in The National Alliance’s Resources magazine.
For more information about the event, please access the Florida State site at http://fsu.edu/news/2012/02/28/risk.initiative/.