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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Administration

CLASS audit reveals lack of oversight


A Departmental Review conducted on the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences left the auditors “particularly concerned about the lack of sufficient monitoring,” said Chief Audit Executive Dan Guyton at today’s Audit and Compliance committee meeting before the Board of Regents in the Student Center South ballroom.

Insufficient financial and administrative oversight was the main concern of the audit, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short said the college is implementing “major business and administrative changes” to address the insufficiencies found in the audit.

Short recently appointed Steven G. Craig as interin dean of CLASS.

“As we looked at the causes behind this, we identified slow transfer of funds to the Dean’s office (then) to the right cost centers,” Short said. “That’s something the Dean is rectifying… (We are) auditing department payroll to determine the right cost centers are receiving those funds. Dr. Craig is ensuring tall the expenditure documents are vetted.”

Short said that the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Administration will be holding monthly meetings with business managers and administrative processes to ensure that “this is taken care of.”

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