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ACUA Committee Chairs & Event Directors

 

2015 -2016 ACUA Committee Chairs & Event Directors

We hope that you will get involved by becoming active in one (or more) of ACUA's committees. Click on the link below to find out more about each committee and how to contact the chair(s) of the committee.

 


Ambassador Program
The ACUA Ambassadors Committee is an ad hoc committee of the organization established by the Board in 2009, and is an integral part of ACUA’s Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Ambassadors Committee is to develop and foster mutually beneficial relationships with other professional organizations and to enhance relationships with current and potential ACUA members. Also, to provide advice and counsel to the current Board based upon the members’ historical knowledge.

Chair:

Sandy Jansen

Univ. of Tennessee

Audit & Consulting Svs.

149 Conference Center Bldg

Knoxville, TN 37996

865-974-4437

sjansen@utk.edu

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Auditing and Accounting Principles

The Auditing and Accounting Principles Committee (AAPC) is an ad hoc committee of the organization established by ACUA’s president with the concurrence of the Board.

The purpose of the AAPC is to keep the ACUA membership informed about changes to applicable accounting and auditing standards. The committee will represent ACUA and participate in organizations responsible for accounting and auditing standards applicable to the ACUA membership, including but not limited to, the NACUBO Accounting Principles Committee (NAPC), the International Institute of Internal Auditors, the Commission of Sponsoring Organizations and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chair:

James Ponce, CPA, CIA, CFE

Wake Forest University

Associate Chief Auditor

Medical Center Blvd.

Winston-Salem, NC 27157

(336) 716-2784

jponce@wakehealth.edu

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Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to evaluate internal controls of ACUA’s administrative and financial processes and ensure that ACUA’s financial statements are audited by an independent public accounting firm or subject to internal audits developed in consultation with the secretary/treasurer. This consultation shall not override the authority of the audit committee to conduct any review of the Association’s finances or operations at the committee’s discretion.

Chair:

Richard Cordova
University of Washington
Box 354984
Seattle, WA 98195-4984
206-543-4028
rcordova@uw.edu

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Awards Committee

The purpose of the Member Awards Committee is to select, on behalf of the ACUA Board, individuals who merit recognition in the following categories:

  • Member Excellence in Service Award
  • Outstanding Professional Contributions Award
  • Rising Star Award


Chair:

Betsy Bowers, Chair

Univ. of West Florida

11000 University Pkwy.

Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

850-474-2636

bbowers@uwf.edu


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Best Practices

The Best Practices committee provides members with benchmarking survey tools to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. In addition, the committee provides resources to assist ACUA members in complying with International Institute of Internal Auditor’s Quality Assurance Standards.

Chair:

Brian Mikell, Chair
University of Florida
903 W. University Ave.
P.O. Box 113025
Gainesville, FL 32611-3025
352-273-1894
bmikell@ufl.edu

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Communications

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to provide ACUA members with accurate and relevant information through various communication channels.

Chair: The Communications Committee Chair is responsible for coordinating the communication efforts and ensuring the success of the committee’s goals.

Sam Khan

Oregon State University

Office of Audit Svs.

B240 Kerr Admin. Bldg.

Corvallis, OR 97331

(541) 737-7336

Sam.Khan@oregonstate.edu

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 Journal Editor
The Journal Editor is responsible for compiling, editing, and publishing the College and University Auditor journal.

Sam Khan
Oregon State University
Office of Audit Services
B240 Kerr Admin. Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-7336
Sam.Khan@oregonstate.edu

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Web Services Director
The Web Services Director oversees website updates performed by the association administrators, ensuring that updates are made timely and makes recommendations for enhancements and additions to the site.

Meaghan Smith
Oregon Health and Science University
Audit & Advisory Services
3181 SW Jackson Park Road
Mail Stop: L-106 IO
Portland, OR 97239-3098
(503) 418-1927
smimea@ohsu.edu

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Social Media Director
The purpose of the Social Media Director is to oversee the strategic direction for Social Media content and the presence for ACUA on various channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Khareem Gordon
University of North Florida
One UNF Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-2852
khareem.gordon@unf.edu

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ACUA Community Manager
The purpose of the ACUA Community Manager is to promote positive interactions in the ACUA Community, moderate posts, and ensure posts are in the appropriate category.

Jennifer McPherson
Senior Auditor
Office of Internal Audit
258 Magruder Street
Mailstop 9531
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-7353
JMcPherson@audit.msstate.edu

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External Relations

The purpose of the External Relations Committee is to collaborate with other organizations to advance internal auditing in higher education.

Chair:

Douglas D. Horr

University of Miami

Gables One Tower, Ste. 250

Miami, FL 33146

(305) 284-4657

Cell: (908) 507-8466

d.horr@miami.edu

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Governmental Affairs

The Governmental Affairs Committee is an ad hoc committee established by the ACUA Board of Directors. The purpose of the GAC is to monitor changes and trends in federal regulations that affect higher education, maintain liaisons with relevant groups and respond to promulgating bodies as appropriate. The GAC is to keep the ACUA membership informed about proposed and final changes in federal regulations and emerging issues in federal support of sponsored research to higher education institutions. The committee chair is a liaison to the Council on Governmental Regulations (COGR) and represents ACUA as a member of their Costing Policies Committee.

Chair
:

Marion Candrea

Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey

Administrative Services Bldg. III

3 Rutgers Plaza, Rm. 309

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559

(848) 932-3326

marion.candrea@rutgers.edu

Co-Chair:

Erin A. Egan, CPA

Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey

Administrative Services Bldg. III

3 Rutgers Plaza, Rm. 309

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559

(848) 932-3324

erin.egan@rutgers.edu

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Internal Audit Awareness

The purpose of the Internal Audit Awareness Month Task Force is to generate ideas to bring awareness to internal auditing during internal audit month.

Chair:

LaDonna Flynn, CPA, CIA

Pittsburg State Univ.

1701 S. Broadway

201 Russ Hall

Pittsburg, KS 66762-7500

(620) 235-6167

lflynn@pittstate.edu

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is a standing committee of the organization established by ACUA’s bylaws.
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to promote membership interests and gauge membership satisfaction, as well as work to recruit and retain members of the organization.

Chair:

Janet Covington

Rice Univ.

6100 Main St., MS-88

Houston, TX 77005

(713) 348-6312

jcov@rice.edu

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Nominating Committee

Conducts the nominations process for the annual election of officers and at-large board members as prescribed in these bylaws.

Chair:

Sandy Jansen

Univ. of Tennessee

Audit & Consulting Svs.

149 Conference Center Bldg.

Knoxville, TN 37996-4114

(865) 974-4437

sjansen@utk.edu

 

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Professional Education

The purpose of the Committee is to provide coordination and oversight activities for all ACUA educational activities.

PEC Chair

Jana Briley

Georgia Southern Univ.

P.O. Box 8038

Statesboro, GA 30460-8038

(912) 478-1301

janawms@georgiasouthern.edu

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Annual Conference

The purpose of the Annual Conference Committee is to provide coordination and oversight of the Annual Conference and perform such other functions as may be delegated from time to time by the Board.

Director:

Monica Moyer

Saint Leo Univ.

P.O. Box 6665, MC 2247

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

(352) 588-8646

monica.moyer@saintleo.edu

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ACUA Faculty

The purpose of the ACUA Faculty Committee is to increase the exposure of other higher education associations to ACUA through presentations at those association conferences by the ACUA Faculty.

Director:

Deb Dahlke

Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

314 Canfield Administration Bldg.

P.O. Box 880428

Lincoln, NE 68588-0428

(402) 472-6285

ddahlke2@unl.edu

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Distance Learning

The purpose of the Distance Learning Committee is to provide coordination and oversight of the distance learning and perform such other functions as may be delegated from time to time by the Board.

Director:

Nichole Pittman

University of Alaska

910 Yukon Dr., Ste. 211A

Fairbanks, AK 99775-5120

(907) 450-8094

nichole.pittman@alaska.edu

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Midyear

The purpose of the Midyear Conference Committee is to provide coordination and oversight of the Midyear Conference and perform such other functions as may be delegated from time to time by the Board.

Director:

Laura Buchhorn, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CCSA

Univ. of Texas-San Antonio

One UTSA Cir.

San Antonio, TX 78249

(210) 458-4505

laura.buchhorn@utsa.edu

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Risk Dictionary

The Risk Dictionary Committee is an ad hoc committee established by the Board of Directors. The purpose of the committee is to update and market the ACUA Risk Dictionary.

Chair:

J. Richard Dawson

Univ. of Texas-San Antonio

One UTSA Cir.

San Antonio, TX 78249

(210) 458-4237

dick.dawson@utsa.edu

Co-Chair:

Kim F. Turner, CPA

Texas Tech Univ. System

Office of Audit Svs.

Box 41104

Lubbock, TX 79409-1104

(806) 742-3220

kim.turner@ttu.edu

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Volunteer Appreciation

The purpose of the Volunteer Appreciation Committee is to recruit, retain and recognize ACUA volunteers.

Chair:

Toni Messer Stephens

Univ. of Texas-Dallas

800 W. Campbell Rd., SPN 32

Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 883-4876

tstephens@utdallas.edu

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