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Humphries Joins SUU in New Position of Internal Auditor

Published: September 16, 2004 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Category: Academics

Southern Utah University is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael C. Humphries to the position of Internal Auditor for the institution.

Humphries comes to SUU from Weber State University where he served as Senior Auditor since 2001. Prior to that, he was an accountant at Dixie State College from 1999-2001, and a staff accountant at Metalcraft Technologies, Inc. from 1997-99.

He is an alumnus of SUU, having received his bachelor’s in accounting in 2000. He just obtained his MBA from Weber this year. Humphries is a Certified Management Accountant and is currently in candidacy for his Internal Auditor certification.

The Internal Auditor slot he will fill at SUU is a new position that is part of a statewide Board of Regent initiative to enhance internal audit function on all system campuses.

Mitch Bealer, SUU Controller, explains that this Internal Auditor job is a “resource position in which Mr. Humphries will report directly to the President of the University to maintain independence and objectivity.”

This new office, too, will allow for more input from the campus and public communities through a toll free number. Any citizens with concerns or questions about the internal audit function of the University can call 1-877-276-7904 with their inquiry and remain anonymous.

Bealer continues, revealing that in light of the modern day business climate, it is prudent to create this position. “Having this sort of talent in-house,” he states, “is in our best interest and will simply make us even more efficient.”

Humphries comments on his new undertaking: “I first came to SUU to get my bachelor’s degree because I liked its small class sizes and the good quality accounting program. I’m thrilled to back, working here, so that I can give something back to the institution.

“SUU is already moving in a positive direction making great progress,” he continues. “I’m looking forward to helping us continue this trend and improve.”

Regular reviews of University operations, and constant improvement thereof, will be the basis of Humphries’ function. “I hope to serve the entire campus by finding ways to make things more efficient by detecting risk areas and moving to manage them before they disrupt any proceedings,” he explains. “I hope, too, to bring reassurance to managers and administration that they are doing a good job.”

Humphries brings with him to Cedar City, his wife, Alysia, also an alum of SUU; and three sons, Shaun, Jacob and Jeremy; and baby #4, due any day now!


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