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Mission Statement

The overall mission of the Risk Management Department is to minimize the risk of loss, financial or otherwise through the protection of University resources which include employees, students, visitors and property, thus reducing/minimizing long term liabilities to the University.

What We Do

Risk Management is part of the Human Resources Department. University services provided by the Risk Management Office include:

  • Questions or issues related to LSSU’s property and liability insurance programs
  • Risk Identification
  • Insurance negotiations and purchase
  • Contract review
  • Certificates of Insurance
  • Claims administration
  • Risk management consultations
  • Loss control and loss prevention assessments
  • Questions related to practicum or internship agreements


Lake Superior State University is an active member of Michigan University Self-Insurance Corporation (M.U.S.I.C.). Through this organization, Risk Management strives to offer protection for the campus against losses incurred by accidents or other threats to property and human life. Risk management includes offering a proactive approach through education and administration of policies and procedures.

The LSSU Risk Manager works in consultation with the Office of Public Safety, the Physical Plant and various other offices, as needed, to analyze and identify risks and potential losses to the University.  Risk Management strives to raise awareness of safety issues and loss reduction techniques, including the purchase of various insurance policies, to minimize the risk exposure to all entities of the University.

Risk management and campus safety are everyone's responsibility. Our office serves as one of the primary resources on campus for these issues and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Administrative Accommodations

Lake Superior State University is able to accommodate all disabled persons either visiting or attending the University. Please contact Vicki Fox, Accessibility Services Coordinator at 906-635-2355, as early as possible so the University can make any and all necessary accommodations.


Directory and Office Hours

Contact: Wendy Beach

Location: Room 215 of Administration Building

Phone: 906-635-2626

Cell Phone: 906-203-4572

Fax: 906-635-6671


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



Notice of Disclaimer
Although significant efforts have been made to ensure that the information and recommendations contained in this website are accurate, since insurance coverage and risk management procedures may change, no warranty or guarantee can be made by the Risk Management Office that all the information herein is current. Please contact our office directly to confirm the current content of this website information.