Risk Management

Mission Statement

The mission of the Risk Management Office at The Pennsylvania State University is to provide excellent service which will enable the University-wide community to protect revenue and assets, and to facilitate good business judgments permitting the efficient use of resources to accomplish the goals of the University.

We continuously strive to minimize the risk of financial, physical and reputational loss through the proper identification and analysis of risk, implementation of techniques such as loss prevention, contractual risk reduction, self-funding, claim management and insurance. Our scope of work includes risks involving physical, personnel and financial resources, privacy, legal and regulatory compliance. We also serve to educate the community about the role and benefits of risk management in today’s academic and business environment.


Risk Management staff photo

Left to Right:
Peggy Janowiak, Claims Manager; Kim Hannon, Insurance Support Assistant; David Snowe, Assistant Director; Cristene Boob, Asst. Contract Coordinator; Gary  Langsdale, University Risk Officer; Melanie O'Rourke, Contract Support Assistant; Richel Perretti, Contract Manager

Did you know that the official University Name is THE Pennsylvania State University, often times people use Pennsylvania State University.