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Our Team

Michael Gansor is the Risk Manager at West Virginia University, a position he has held since 1997. Prior to that, he worked for nine years as a commercial accounts manager for an independent insurance agency. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from WVU. In addition to that, he holds the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter); ARM (Associate in Risk Management); AU (Associate in Underwriting); AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance); and AFSB (Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding) designations; which are professional risk management and insurance designations from the Institutes (The American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters & The Insurance Institute of America). Gansor represents WVU as a member of the CPCU Society (Allegheny Chapter, Pittsburgh) and RIMS (Risk Management & Insurance Society, Pittsburgh Chapter).  Mr. Gansor also represents WVU as the primary member of URMIA (University Risk Management and Insurance Association), currently serving as the Parliamentarian on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

What We Do:

Our Risk Management team is responsible for maintaining property, liability, and auto insurance records for the University. This includes management of the claims process for each type of insurance coverage. The Risk Management team is the principal representative for the University to the West Virginia Board of Risk & Insurance Management (BRIM), WVU’s insurance provider.

Our Risk Management team acts in an advisory capacity to faculty and staff for matters concerning insurance coverage; contract language specific to insurance requirements; and acceptable levels of risk associated with planned or proposed University activities. This service extends to the University’s regional campuses and the WVU Research Corporation.

Mailing Address:

One Waterfront Place, 4th Floor, PO Box 6024 Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone: 304.293.8441
Fax: 304.293.6856

Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Medical Record Requests:

These requests must go through the HSC Risk Management Office.