Greg Clayton honored with Outstanding Service Award from higher education compact
Chicago, IL — Greg Clayton, director of benefits and risk management for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received the Midwestern Higher Education Compact’s (MHEC) Outstanding Service Award on November 16, during the commission’s annual meeting in Chicago. The award recognized Clayton for providing exemplary leadership, committing to the Compact’s principles, securing participation in the Compact’s programs and services, and increasing visibility for the organization.
Clayton was nominated by fellow colleagues for his contribution to MHEC’s property insurance program – the Master Property Program (MPP).
“Greg has done an outstanding job of handling the dual responsibility of representing not only the University of Nebraska System but the interests of all of the institutional participants of our nationwide property insurance program,” said Larry Isaak, MHEC president.
Greg initially became involved with MHEC’s Risk Management Committee beginning in 1997. He went on to serve on the MPP Leadership Committee, serving as chair (2003-05), serving as chair of the MPP Underwriting and Marketing Subcommittee (2007-13), and participating in the Finance and Audit Subcommittee (2013-present); and the Loss Control Workshop Planning Subcommittee (2004-05).
The MPP currently insures over $105 billion in values at over 160 campuses. Coverage and service are the hallmarks of this premiere property insurance program. MPP Leadership Committee members are focused on a program that is tailored to higher education focusing on strategic growth, program stability, and creating value for all of the institutional participants.
"I am really honored by the award,” said Clayton. “It has been such a great experience working with so many institutions on this collaborative program that has saved institutions over $114 million since 1994. I have enjoyed working with the MHEC staff and my peers on the committee,” he added.
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact is a nonprofit regional organization assisting Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing. MHEC seeks to fulfill its interstate mission through programs that expand postsecondary opportunity and success; promote innovative approaches to improving institutional and system productivity; improve affordability to students and states; and enhance connectivity between higher education and the workplace. Member states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. www.mhec.org.
Left to right- Mr. Larry Isaak, MHEC president, Mr. Greg Clayton, director of benefits and risk management for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Mr. Tom Clayton, director of insurance & risk management for Johnson County Community College
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