Building Tomorrow's Insurance Leaders

The primary goal of the Brantley Center is to develop the strongest possible program in risk management and insurance, consistent with the mission of the Walker College of Business. Input from the insurance industry is provided by an advisory board.


Specific objectives of the Center are as follows:

  • Involve students with the insurance industry.
  • Assist and provide students with opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs.
  • Encourage involvement by inviting industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations.
  • Support research and faculty development.
  • Direct research activities toward problems and questions of interest to the insurance industry.
  • Assist the industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs.
  • Help educate the public about the role of insurance in modern life and the function and activities of the insurance industry.

Register today for Top Golf Fundraiser!

Join the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center on Aug 8th for our annual Top Golf Fundraiser! The Brantley Center is focused on providing students experiential education opportunities to advance their career development. We raise money to remove financial barriers for students and allow them to get involved with experiences such as conference travel, networking events, and national competitions. To participate in this event, please register using this link. If you have further questions about the event or would like to sponsor the event, please email Dillon Waschenbach or Wendy Deng


Brantley Center Upcoming Events


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