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Top five post-pandemic risks in higher education

The higher education risk landscape has changed, and continues to evolve, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many institutions are in the same boat, navigating challenges and opportunities that we have not focused on in the past. This session will take a deep dive into the top five post pandemic risks facing colleges and universities and how some institutions have addressed these risks. We will also provide insights and guidance on how to mitigate these post-pandemic risks to enhance fiscal resiliency for your institution, including planning for workforce disruption, implementing strategies to maintain internal controls in a changing work environment and employing IT safeguards.

Learning objectives

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the post-pandemic risk landscape in higher education
  2. Discover how peer institutions have responded to risks in the industry
  3. Discuss risk mitigation and management strategies and how to implement them


  • Rebekah Martin, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly
  • Ryan Lay, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly
  • Greg Sanial, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Grand Valley State University
  • Mike Volna, Associate Vice President and Assistant CFO, University of Minnesota
  • Marty Mickey, Vice President of Finance, National Louis University

Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this event, and advance preparation is not required. There is no cost to attend this event.

  • Level: Overview
  • CPE credit: one (1) hour total credit
  • Field of study:  Business Management and Operations
  • CPE host: Nancy Chen
  • Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based

A certificate of completion will be emailed to you four to six weeks following the event.
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