In the interview, Vice Chancellor Battle addresses his new role, how COVID-19 has affected it, and campus policies regarding risk management.
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and Risk Management
Battle is responsible for coordinating critical campus functions, including central compliance; risk management and enterprise risk management; public safety; environment, health and safety; emergency management; and ethics education and policy management. Battle will help establish a University-wide enterprise risk management operation that will position the University to identify, assess, manage and mitigate risks that may impede its academic mission or strategic objectives. In addition, Battle will be responsible for conventional risk management functions, including insurance and emergency planning, and all aspects of campus safety.
Battle has an extensive legal background in litigation, regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management. For the past nine years, he has served as general counsel to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, one of the largest public school districts in the country, overseeing the district’s legal department and leading organizational risk management efforts. In this role, he has elevated the district’s legal outcomes, expanded in-house capacity and supervised the development and implementation of board policies.
Before that, he worked for Carolinas Healthcare System, providing legal counsel and advisory services for one of the nation’s largest public health care systems. In that role, he led a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance program implementation and provided counsel for the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Ethics Committee and the Administrative Policy Committee. Battle has experience in health and education law, corporate governance, employment law, commercial contracts and government.