The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has recognized Drake University with the 2022 CAS University Award. This honor is in acknowledgement of the exemplary ways the University’s actuarial science program prepares students for careers in the property and casualty insurance industry. The CAS cited the opportunities for Drake students to gain exposure to the sector through the program’s curriculum, research, and industry engagement as innovative. 

“This award is a reflection of our focus on continuous improvement to ensure Drake remains the actuarial science program of choice for students seeking a career in this burgeoning field,” said Alejandro Hernandez, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, which is home to Drake’s actuarial science program. “Our pursuit of this recognition was propelled by the encouragement of alum Jack Richards and the contributions of two current Drake students, Caitlyn Nielson and Benjamin Ticali, who together with our faculty generated this first-ever distinction for Drake.”

The annual CAS University Award program is designed to celebrate and honor universities who share the organization’s commitment to fostering the development of the next generation of property and casualty actuaries. According to the CAS, the 2022 selection process is extremely competitive with 43 institutions worldwide having sought recognition through this program and only four universities, including Drake, receiving the award.