BOONE, N.C. — Following a national search, Jennifer Myers has been named chief audit officer at Appalachian State University. She will begin her new role June 6.
Myers has been the director of investigations with the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor for almost three years. She also worked as a manager in the State Auditor’s Performance Audit Division and was a senior auditor and investigator for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
In her role as chief audit officer, Myers will direct App State’s Office of Internal Audits, which provides independent assurance and advisory and investigative services to university units and managers regarding oversight and operating responsibilities. Additionally, she will guide App State’s internal audit process, ensure all reporting obligations are made to the chancellor, the App State Board of Trustees, the University of North Carolina System Office and the Office of the State Auditor, and conduct or facilitate the investigation of suspected fraudulent activities within the university.
The chief audit officer reports administratively to the university’s general counsel within the Division of Institutional Integrity.
Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from Wingate University in 1990. She is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner.
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About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.