Risk Management

About Us

SMU's Office of Police and Risk Management endeavors to create a secure work environment and reduce risk at a reasonable cost to the University.

SMU is committed to a strong and active risk management program. The Risk Management Department coordinates information and acts in an advisory and facilitating capacity with regard to fire protection, loss control activities, safety, claims administration and reviews, in consultation with appropriate administrative personnel, the risk aspects of contracts or other legal documents.

Please use the links to the right to explore SMU's risk management policies and procedures.

New Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Named
Ellen Shew Holland has been named Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer effective December 1, 2014.  Ellen will lead the University’s Risk Management office, becoming part of the Business and Finance leadership team and reporting directly to Vice President of Business and Finance, Chris Regis.

Angie Irvin
Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
214-768-2486
airvin@smu.edu

David Liner, MBA, MS, P.E., ARM, CHMM, REM, RS, CIAQP
Director, Risk Management and
Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety
214-768-3224
dliner@smu.edu

Juan M. Azcarate III, CRM
Assistant Director, Workers' Compensation and Risk Analyst
214-768-3737
jazcarate@mail.smu.edu

Niraj Bhagat, MBA, MS
Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety and
Enterprise Risk Intelligence
214-768-3228
nbhagat@smu.edu