The Internal Audit Department was established at UNC Charlotte in September 1973 in response to a recommendation by the North Carolina Governor‘s Efficiency Study Commission that internal auditing be coordinated and expanded at all state universities. D. Ronald Whitley, a former state auditor, was hired as the first Internal Auditor for the University.

The Internal Audit Department serves the Board of Trustees and administrators of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the University‘s operations. The Department assists the University in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes.


Internal Audit is one of five offices comprising the Division of Institutional Integrity. The Division of Institutional Integrity supports UNC Charlotte, as North Carolina’s urban research university, in its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to the University’s ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities. The Division of Institutional Integrity consists of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, the Title IX Office, the Internal Audit Department, and Enterprise Risk Management. For more information see: http://integrity.charlotte.edu/.

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