Agenda for May 20-21, 2013


8:00 - 8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:20
Higher Education Strategy and Leveraging Internal Audit

Dr. Steve Wrigley, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration, University System of Georgia

9:30 - 10:45
Chief Business Officers Expectations of Internal Audit: Panel Discussion

Scott Bailey, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Dalton State College
Freddie Johnson, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Frank J. (Mac) McConnell, Senior Vice President of Business and Finance, University of North Georgia

10:55 - 11:45
Mobile Application Security - its business and compliance impact

Felix (Pui Yum) Kan, Senior Associate, Advisory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP

11:50 - 12:50


12:50 - 1:40
Controlling for Change: A Consolidation Case Study

Beth Brigdon, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Georgia Regents University

1:50 - 2:40
Financial Aid: Operations and Auditing in the Future

Pat Barton, Director of Financial Aid, Clayton State University

2:50 - 3:40
Innovative Customer Service Strategies for Internal Audit

Clayton Dean, Director of Internal Audit, Kennesaw State University
Len Ohnstad, Senior Internal Auditor, Kennesaw State University
Jennifer Riva, Senior IT Auditor, Kennesaw State University

3:50 - 4:40
Strategic Financial Analysis for Higher Education

Ben M. Riden, Jr., Associate Vice President Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs

4:50 - 5:40
Sub-Award Risk Management: Operational and Audit Perspectives

Rob Roy, Research Associate and Director of Business Operations, Board of Regents Sponsored Operations, and Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sandra Evans, Auditor III, Board of Regents Office of Internal Audit and Compliance, University System of Georgia


8:00 - 8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:20
9:30 - 10:45
Importance of Key Leadership, Audit Leader of the Future

Connie Brown, Director, Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance
Marc Cardinalli, Esq., General Counsel , Georgia College and State University
Dr. Rich Clune, School of Accountancy, Kennesaw State University
Leslie Ward, Atlanta City Auditor

10:55 - 11:45
Distance Learning – Looking to the Future

Dr. Samuel Conn, CIO, Southern Polytechnic State University

11:45 - 12:55


1:00 - 1:55
SACS Commission on Colleges: Overview and Institutional Financial Requirements

Michael Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, SACSCOC, Atlanta

2:00 - 2:50
USG Public Agenda Perspectives: Future Impact

Dr. Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Board of Regents

3:00 - 3:50
International Issues for Auditors to Ponder

Dr. Douglas F. Podoll, Director, Global Human Resources, Georgia Institute of Technology

4:00 - 4:50
Cloud Computing: Wrapping Audit Arms around the Cloud

Scott Woodison, Executive Director, Compliance & Enterprise Risk, BOR

4:50 - 5:00

Wrap-up: Completing Attendance Verification forms

For Program and Speaker Information. Please download the Georgia 2013 Conference program

Note: Schedule and speakers subject to change; Conference capacity is limited.

Note: All sessions are Group-Live. Schedule and speakers are subject to change. Snacks will be offered during the breaks. Lunch provided on both days. Please select your favorite lunch option for both days of the conference by visiting the conference registration site. Take advantage of this time to network with your colleagues!

Continuing Education Credits

Conference participants are eligible to receive a maximum of sixteen (16) CPE credit hours. The Association of College and University Auditors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

This program is co-sponsored with the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). ACUA is an international professional organization serving institutions of higher education across the globe. Since its establishment in 1958, ACUA has provided its members a collegial forum for exchanging and sharing knowledge and generating new ideas. ACUA is committed to increasing members’ knowledge of auditing, regulatory compliance and risk management in higher education. More information about ACUA can be found at