The mission of the Internal Audit Department is to:
  • Inform and advise management personnel by providing them with objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations, and pertinent comments concerning the operations for which they are responsible.
  • Review the reliability and integrity of information and internal controls.
  • Coordinate reviews done by the Legislative Audit Bureau, UW System Office of Operations Review and Audit, and other audit agencies.


An Internal Audit Department Charter ensures access to all University records and employees. The Charter also provides for direct reporting to UW System in certain conflict of interest situations. Internal Audit's Charter was accepted and signed by Chancellor Michael R. Lovell on December 23, 2011.



The Internal Audit Department reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs, Robin Van Harpen. The Department is staffed by four full-time employees and one student intern.