Enterprise Risk Management Discussion Group


Identify and prioritize current risks facing the University, and consider options to manage those risks that could adversely affect the University’s ability to achieve its goals, or otherwise cause significant harm.  The group's membership comprises management that represents a broad span of University activities to facilitate an integrated approach for managing risks.

Established in October 2004, this committee is not required by law but serves to strengthen compliance with University SAP 03.01.M0.01 – Enterprise Risk Management. The committee meets biennially and as needed.


Margaret (Peggy) B. Zapalac, Associate Vice President for Risk, Ethcs, and Compliance (Chair) Michael Young, President
Jonathon Bowling, Director of Athletic Compliance John August, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
M. Dee Childs, Vice President for Information Technology Amy Sharp, Student Body President
Jerry Strawser, Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer Jessica Rubie, Chief of Staff to the President
Amy B. Smith, Vice President for Marketing and Communications Scott Woodward, Athletic Director
Mark Barteau, Vice President for Research Deena McConnell, Associate VP
Chris Meyer, Assistant Vice President – Safety and Security Michael O’Quinn, Vice President for Government Relations
Katherine Rojo del Busto, Associate Vice President Matthew Etchells, Graduate Student Council President
Col. Michael Fossum, Chief Operating Officer – Texas A&M University Galveston Julie Harlin, Professor –Faculty Senate Speaker
Christine Stanley, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity Carol Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Daniel Pugh, Vice President for Student Affairs