University Auditor
Audit Committee Charter

Mission Statement

The mission of Audit and Advisory Services is to assist university management and the Trustees in the effective discharge of their fiduciary and administrative responsibilities by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. This assistance is provided through a series of independent and objective operational and compliance audits, internal control reviews, investigations, and advisory services designed to add value and improve operations.

Key Goals and Opportunities

  • Provide ongoing assurance that critical risks are being mitigated to acceptable levels and the CSU is operating efficiently and effectively.

  • Add value by contributing to the improvement of governance, risk management, operations and control processes, and by promoting continuous improvement.

  • Enhance awareness and understanding of risk and control, and promote appropriate ethics and values.

  • Partner with management to analyze current and emerging risks to the CSU and design controls to mitigate those risks.

  • Observe opportunities for process improvement or other enhancements that ultimately either increase the CSU’s efficiency and effectiveness or help fulfill its mission.

  • Foster communication between system offices and campuses, including the sharing of best practices and model policies.

Content Contact:
Sarah Vagts
(562) 951-4430
Technical Contact: