Collegiate Housing Foundation Announces Hiring of Selina Simpson As Its Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management

March 25, 2019
For Immediate Release:
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Collegiate Housing Foundation is pleased to announce that Selina Simpson has agreed to join its staff as its Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management effective April 1, 2019. Selina is a veteran insurance consultant in the student housing sector having been Senior Vice President and Student Housing Practice Leader for PentaRisk Associates since 2015. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President specializing in student housing insurance for S.S. Nesbitt & Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a fortune 1000 company, for over 22 years. She holds a Certified Insurance Counselor designation from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Her primary duties at the Foundation will be to assist it and its subsidiaries in meeting their insurance obligations under each project’s financing documents, oversee and monitor that all such insurance is properly maintained and that any related compliance obligations are timely met, and working with the Foundation’s university partners to evaluate and respond to any claims made related to any of the Foundation’s projects.

According to Will Givhan, President of Collegiate Housing Foundation, “The rapid growth of CHF’s operations has increased the size and complexity of CHF’s insurance obligations to the point that we felt it imperative to bring Selina’s well-known insurance expertise in student housing in house to focus full time on CHF’s insurance portfolio. While Selina has been assisting CHF as its outside insurance consultant since its commencement of operations over 20 years ago, with her addition to our staff, we think CHF will be much better positioned to work with and support its projects and all the parties who rely on the insurance related to those projects.”

About Collegiate Housing Foundation
Collegiate Housing Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization established in 1996 for the sole purpose of assisting colleges and universities in acquiring or developing new student housing facilities. While its primary focus is and has always been student housing, its mission has expanded to include owning and financing other kinds of campus facilities. Founded in and still based in Fairhope, Alabama, the Foundation pioneered the financing of student housing facilities by a third-party non-profit thereby giving it extensive experience and a national profile in the student housing space. To learn more about the Foundation, visit

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William B. Givhan