Audit and Operations Review

The Audit and Operations Review Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board policies affecting operational review, accountability and audit. The Audit and Operations Review Committee shall have access to internal and external auditors to assess their performance, the scope of audit activities and the adequacy of the system of internal accounting controls to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and requirements. Internal auditors shall report to the President for administrative support and shall report to the Board as to the process and content of their internal audit reports. The Committee shall make reports to the Board.

The Committee’s responsibilities shall include:

  • Reviewing internal audits of the University, direct support organizations (DSOs), health service support organizations (HSSOs), and faculty practice plan corporations (collectively, the “University and Affiliated Organizations”);
  • Reviewing external audits of the University and Affiliated Organizations, together with responses and corrective actions;
  • Advising the Board on all aspects of internal and external audit and the adequacy of accounting procedures, systems, controls, and financial reporting in accordance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Monitoring compliance by the University and Affiliated Organizations of all laws and regulations pertaining to the environment, occupational health and safety, including the system of reporting established by the University;
  • Overseeing issues related to information technology.

Committee members:

  • Marsha D. Powers, Chair
  • James W. Heavener
  • W. Smith Meyers
  • David M. Quillen
  • Robert G. Stern
  • David M. Thomas

University staff liaisons:

  • Chief Audit Executive or designee
  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel


Audit and Operations Review Charter