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Chief Audit & Compliance Officer Search - University of Missouri System

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The University of Missouri System (UM System) serves Missouri as the state's land-grant university and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution.  It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement and inclusionThe university seeks a Chief Audit and Compliance Officer to provide leadership to UM System in compliance and ethics oversight as well as audit services. 

The Chief Audit and Compliance Officer reports directly to the Board of Curators and administratively to the President. The position performs highly varied administrative duties involving the use of independent judgement and professional skills to assist the president, Board of Curators, executive leadership in finance, human resources and general counsel, and other units of the UM System. This officer will be expected to coordinate and provide assurance that the ethics and compliance matters of the system, the four universities, and the health system are executed. This role will serve as the university’s primary subject matter expert on audit and compliance related issues, and it will be a liaison to external audits and manage the relationships with the Missouri State Auditor’s office. Lastly, this person will serve as a resource to the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators on related matters. 

Search Committee composition

  • Ryan Rapp, Committee Chair, UM System
  • Andy Hayes, MU
  • Michele Kennett, MU
  • Sharon Lindenbaum, UMKC
  • Paul Maguffee, UM System
  • Jennifer May, MU HealthCare
  • Neil Outar, Missouri S&T
  • Cuba Plain, Missouri S&T
  • Veronica Schultz, UM System
  • Jane William, UMSL

Search Timeline

  • February 27, 2019: Search Committee Launch
  • Early April 2019: Search Committee meeting
  • Late April – May 2019: Candidate interviews and selection
  • June 2019: Announcement – Chief Audit & Compliance Officer

Please send inquiries, nominations or feedback to

Reviewed 2019-08-05