Five Minutes with Tom Humphreys, Director of the OC Risk Management and Insurance Program

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Meet Tom Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, director of The University of Olivet risk management and insurance (RMI) program and assistant professor of insurance, risk management and financial planning – and possibly the OC record holder for longest title. Professor Humphreys, for short, ensures students studying insurance and risk management have everything they need to earn a quality education and successfully graduate as professionals ready to enter careers. His work is far from behind the scenes, as Professor Humphreys also teaches several classes and leads the RMI seminar, and even organizes special Intensive Learning Term study abroad trips now and then.

Why do you love working at OC?

The students. They are AWESOME! Helping them learn and grow to become not only successful in their insurance career but as strong and caring individuals is extremely fulfilling.

Why is attending OC the “Best. Decision. Ever.” a student can make?

Students have a great opportunity to connect with the faculty and really utilize their experience and professional networks. Everyone here truly cares about student success and well-being in and out of the classroom.

What is the number one piece of advice you share with students?

A student’s time in college goes quickly! Don’t waste an opportunity to try something outside of your comfort zone and really stretch yourself. You can grow to be a better and more well-rounded person than you ever imagined.

What are you looking forward to this academic year?

Growing the insurance program to serve more students. The insurance industry is in desperate need of qualified professionals and for anyone who wants to work hard here at Olivet, a fabulous career is waiting for them.

More about Professor Humphreys

• Professor Humphreys commutes over an hour to OC, and he loves to jam to hard rock during his drive. Metallica is one of his favorite bands!
• He holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from MSU and an MBA from Kaplan University, along with four professional insurance designations – CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor).
• He has nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, ranging from starting his own agency to serving as a district manager, in sales capacity, and even teaching State of Michigan insurance licensing courses.

Learn about OC’s IRM program by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800.456.7189 or admissions@uolivet.edu.


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