Mission and Reporting Structure


To provide independent and objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the organization's operations. To help the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. In doing so, we will be considered among the leaders in our profession by providing an environment rewarding diversity, empowerment, innovation, teamwork, and open communication.

Our complete charter can be found at the following link:  Audit Charter (PDF)

Reporting Structure

Audit Services reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and administratively to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer. These reporting relationships assure departmental independence, promote comprehensive audit coverage, and assure appropriate consideration of audit recommendations. The Audit Committee approves all decisions regarding the appointment or removal of the Chief Audit Executive (CAE). The responsibility of Audit Services are defined by the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees as part of their oversight role. The CAE will communicate and interact directly with the Audit Committee as necessary.

Audit Services is authorized to review all records of the university and related organizations and has full and complete access to all activities, records, property, and personnel reasonably necessary to perform the responsibilities of this function. Audit Services has no direct responsibility or any other authority over the areas it reviews.

Our complete reporting structure can be found at the following link: Reporting Structure (PDF)