Robert Higgins

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Robert Higgins

Assistant Professor - Educator, Insurance & Risk Management and Director of Professional and Industry Engagement, Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management

2332 Carl H. Lindner Hall


Bob has over 35 years in commercial insurance underwriting, large accounts insurance brokerage and risk management consulting and brings a high level of experience and expertise to the center. As the Director of Professional and Industry Engagement at the center - Bob works with Prof. Steve Slezak, Director of the Center and the Insurance and Risk Management Program at UC, to develop connections to industry professionals and leaders to ensure that the Center and Program grows and effectively serves the local, regional and national insurance industry. Additionally, Bob is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department teaching insurance and risk management classes. Bob has a BBA from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Xavier University along with several insurance industry professional designations.

Teaching Interest

Insurance and risk management


Regularly meet with insurance companies and brokers as to our IRM program and develop and foster partnerships. Meet with industry as to student internships, coops and full time hires. Meet as to our IRM curriculum. Meet with other RMI schools as to "best practices" Attend insurance industry conferences throughout the year.

Dates: 2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31


Institution: Excelsior College

Location: Albany NY

Major: Insurance

Completed: 1994

Degree: BS

Institution: Xavier University

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Major: Management

Completed: 1986

Degree: MBA

Institution: University of Kentucky

Location: Lexington KY

Major: Management

Completed: 1984

Degree: BBA