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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.

 

Ambassadors Committee

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:
Pamela Doran
University of South Carolina.
1600 Hampton St., Ste. 610
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-3795
pdoran@sc.edu

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

Communications Committee

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

Chair:
Meaghan Smith, CPA, CIA, MBA
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 418-1927
smimea@ohsu.edu
Board Liaison: Julia Hann

College and University Auditor

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

Director:
Ron Richards
Director of Internal Audit
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St.,
Carrollton, GA 30118
(678) 839-6342
rrichard@westga.edu

Web Services

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.

Director:
Michelle Saxon
Murray State. Univ.
219 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
(
270) 809-3005
msaxon@murraystate.edu


Social Media

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.

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

Mary W. Krauss, GCIH, CISA, CRISC
Auburn University
304 Samford Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-4389
mary.krauss@auburn.edu

ACUA Community

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

Director:
Jennifer McPherson
Mississippi State University
258 Magruder Street
Mailstop 9531
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-7353
JMcPherson@audit.msstate.edu

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:
Jana Briley
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8038
Statesboro, GA 30460-8038
(912) 478-1301
janawms@georgiasouthern.edu

Nominating Committee

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to conduct the nominations process for the annual election of officers and at-large board members as prescribed in these bylaws.

Chair:
Pamela Doran
University of South Carolina.
1600 Hampton St., Ste. 610
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-3795
pdoran@sc.edu

Partnerships Committee

Chair
Douglas D. Horr
Vanderbilt University
Audit, Risk, & Adisory Svs.
110 21st Ave., South-Ste. 1130
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 343-6663
Douglas.horr@vanderbilt.edu

External Relations

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

Director:
Trisha L. Silvasy, CPA, CIA
University of Delaware
360 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
(267) 252-2553
trishasilvasy@gmail.com

Governmental Affairs

The Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) 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 various highly regulated areas of higher education, including but not limited to: sponsored research, student financial assistance, environmental health and safety, athletics, etc. A member of this committee will serve as liaison to the Council on Governmental Regulations (COGR) and represents ACUA as a member of their Costing Policies Committee.

Co-Director:
Marion L. Candrea, CIA, CFE
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey
Administrative Services Bldg. III
3 Rutgers Plaza, Rm. 316
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
(848) 932-3326
marion.candrea@rutgers.edu

Co-Director:
Erin A. Egan, CPA
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey
Administrative Services Bldg. III
3 Rutgers Plaza, Rm. 324
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
(848) 932-3324
erin.egan@rutgers.edu

Professional Education Committee

The purpose of the Professional Education Committee (PEC) is to provide coordination and oversight activities for all ACUA educational activities.

Chair:
Nichole Pittman
University of Alaska
910 Yukon Dr., Ste. 211A
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5120
(907) 450-8094
nichole.pittman@alaska.edu
Board Liaison: Sharon Kurek


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:
Allen Amyotte
Univ. of Calgary
238-3553 31 St NW
Alistair Ross Technology Centre
Calgary, AB T2L 2K7
CANADA
(403) 210-6195
amyotte@ucalgary.ca

ACUA Faculty

Director:
Amy L. Hughes
Michigan Technological University
Internal Audit Department
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-1976
allhughes@mtu.edu  


Distance Learning

Director:
Jana Clark
Kansas State University
214 Anderson Hall
919 Mid Campus Dr North
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6746
jjoy@ksu.edu

Midyear Conference

Director:
Will Hancock
Auburn University
304 Samford Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-4389
hancock@auburn.edu

Recognition Committee

Chair:
La Donna Flynn, CPA, CIA
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
201 Russ Hall
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7500
(620) 235-6167
lflynn@pittstate.edu

Internal Audit Awareness

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

Director:
Kassie Roberts
Georgia Institute of Technology
760 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 894-9480
kassie.roberts@business.gatech.edu

 

Member Recognition

Director:
Toni Messer Stephens
Univ. of Texas-Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd., SPN 32
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 883-4876
tstephens@utdallas.edu

Standards and Best Practices Committee

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

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.

Director:
James Ponce, CPA, CIA, CFE
Wake Forest Univ.
I
nternal Audit
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC 27157
(
336) 716-2784
jponce@wakehealth.edu

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.

Director:
Heather Lopez
Washington State University
PO Box 641221
Pullman, WA 99164-1221
(509) 335-2001
hlopez@wsu.edu

Risk Dictionary

The purpose of the Risk Dictionary Committee is to update and market the ACUA Risk Dictionary.

Co-Director:
J. Richard Dawson
Univ. of Texas-San Antonio
One UTSA Cir.
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 458-4237
dick.dawson@utsa.edu

Co-Director:
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