Risk and Compliance Management
As Vice Provost and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Jonathan Links works closely with administrative leaders across the university to ensure risk consciousness, accountability, and prioritization of risk mitigation efforts within a common enterprise risk management framework. To support this effort, in 2011 the university launched an institutional risk management (IRM) program to be led by Dr. Links. The IRM program’s objective is to harmonize the assessment and management of all risks, specifically including compliance; crisis management; health, safety, and environment; and insurance, in addition to broad strategic and operational risks.
Dr. Links chairs the university's Committee on Crisis Management and Institutional Compliance Oversight Committee (ICOC), which focuses on institutional compliance risks in three core areas: research administration; education; and human subjects, including both research and health care; and in five support functions: human resources; health, safety, and environment; finance/tax; institutional equity; and information technology. Dr. Links also has responsibility for international MOUs with other universities, undergraduate travel abroad to countries with a travel warning, and the JH International Travel Registry. He dually reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.