Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management Committee


The purpose of the Enterprise Risk Management Council is to assist with the integration and coordination of UNI's risk management efforts, provide leadership in assessing risk across the institution, help identify and prioritize areas for review, assist in identifying strategies to mitigate risk, and make recommendations on institutional policies and procedures in order to ensure effective and efficient practices to manage risk across the university.


Enterprise risk management seeks to create and enhance a campus wide culture of risk awareness, encourage due diligence in evaluation of risks and opportunities, and engage university employees in mitigating risk and realizing potential

Committee Membership for Academic Year 2018-2019 

  • Allyson Rafanello - Dean of Students
  • Andrew  Morse - Assistant to the President, Board & Governmental Relations
  • Helen Haire - Director of Public Safety
  • Jennifer  Waldron - Associate Vice President Research & Innovation/ Dean of the Graduate College
  • John  Vallentine - Associate Provost for Faculty
  • Joseph Rayzor - Director of Risk Management
  • Justin  Schemmel - Deputy Athletic Director/Internal Ops, Athletics Administration
  • Leah Gutknecht - Assistant to the President, Compliance & Equity Management
  • Linda Nielsen - Internal Audit, Lead Auditor
  • Marty Mark - Chief Information Officer
  • Matt  Kroeger - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Michelle Byers - Director of Human Resource Services
  • Mike Zwanziger - Director of Facilities Management
  • Patrick Pease - Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Phil  Plourde - Executive Director of International Programs
  • Shelley  O'Connell - Executive Director of Health & Recreation Services 
  • Tim McKenna - University Counsel