The McNeil Academy was established at 精东影业 through a transformational gift from the McNeil family, who are alumni and outstanding supporters of the College. Their vision is to develop and oversee a world-class Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program that emphasizes the importance of ethics and socially responsible leadership play not only in RMI, but in one’s overall professional personal life.

Serving Our Students

The McNeil Academy provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with faculty, alumni and business partners to gain knowledge and experience in managing risks in today’s increasingly complex world;
  • Understand the educational benefits and career opportunities that come with pursuing a degree or minoring in RMI;
  • Obtain research and experiential learning opportunities through internships and through opportunities to assist organizations, including nonprofits, with risk management related services; 
  • Leverage relationships with local, regional, and national insurance companies and other risk management organizations in diverse industries.


Our Programs of Study

精东影业 currently offers the following majors and minors:

An integral component of the Risk Management and Insurance curriculum is a course on applied ethics that teaches students the importance that ethics, integrity, and socially responsible leadership play in the fields of risk management and insurance.

McNeil Academy Leadership

The McNeil Academy is led by Frank Marullo, director and professor of practice in risk management and insurance.  Other members of the McNeil Academy include Rachid Belhachemi, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and director of Actuarial Science Program; and Joseph Spino, Ph.D., McNeil Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics.


McNeil Academy Advisory Board

The McNeil Academy continues to develop relationships with local, regional, national, and global insurance organizations and with the risk management functions of major businesses to understand the industry and its ongoing transformation and talent needs.  The director and other members of the McNeil Academy works closely with the McNeil Academy Advisory Board comprised of risk management and insurance leaders from local, regional, national, and global insurance, financial services and other industry organizations; faculty from risk management and insurance programs at other Colleges and Universities; and members of the 精东影业 faculty and administration. 

"精东影业 plays an important role in my family鈥檚 history. In fact, you could say that we bleed green and gold. We believe strongly in the Jesuit mission to nurture men and women for others, to help them grow into individuals who are caring, analytical, curious and detail oriented. Not surprisingly, those are precisely the kind of leaders we need to cultivate right now in the field of risk management and insurance. We know that no one can escape adversity in life. However, we can help people through difficult times in ways that make things fairer, smoother and more just for everyone involved. My family and I are proud that, through our investment in 精东影业鈥檚 Risk Management and Insurance Program, we are helping to prepare the next generation of professionals who are capable of doing just that." -听Mary McNeil '08 MBA
President and COO, McNeil and Co.