ATLANTA—Nov. 6, 2023-- The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has announced that J. Mack Robinson College of Business received the highest honor through the CAS University Recognition Program, achieving the Gold Tier. This program recognizes academic institutions with a demonstrated commitment to preparing property and casualty actuaries through their educational offerings. The CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks, serving over 10,000 members worldwide. CAS members work for insurance companies, educational institutions, state insurance departments, federal government agencies, independent consulting firms, and many other organizations that require management of risk.
“We are honored to receive recognition from the Casualty Actuarial Society for the high-quality actuarial education we provide and our role in guiding our students towards fulfilling careers in the Property & Casualty insurance industry,” said Stefanos Orfanos, Director of the Actuarial Science Program at Robinson. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the CAS for its support in furthering our mission to train outstanding risk professionals.”
The CAS offers three levels of recognition for universities, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Benefits offered through this program are designed to address the specific needs of universities depending on their established tier.
At Robinson, the actuarial science program sits within the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Science. This unit is ranked third among all North American business schools in actuarial science research productivity in the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln rankings, and also ranked third for its undergraduate program in risk management and insurance by U.S. News and World Report. It is the only Center of Actuarial Excellence in the Southeast as designated by the Society of Actuaries.
“We are thrilled to honor universities through the CAS University Recognition Program,” Victor Carter-Bey, DM, CEO of the Casualty actuarial Society. “Universities that have achieved THE Gold Tier have achieved highest level of recognition offered by meeting part or all of the following criteria: offering dedicated property and casualty insurance courses, placing P&C actuaries on their faculty and/or department advisory boards, and graduating actuarial students with jobs in the P&C field and who have obtained credit for CAS credentialing requirements.”
The CAS University Recognition Program builds upon the former CAS University Award Program introduced in 2016. As a past CAS University Award winner Robinson was granted early access and priority consideration for the program. The university will receive a monetary award and a visit from a CAS leader among a variety of other benefits. The list of recognized academic institutions is posted on the CAS website.