President Kermit L. Hall’s plan to
revamp and reactivate the University at Albany’s
Internal Controls Program has begun, with the
names of members proposed for a new Internal
Controls Steering Committee.
Responsibility for the Internal Controls
Program and compliance have been assigned to
the Division for Finance and Business.
Proposed members include: Kathy Lowery, internal
control officer for Finance and Business; Leo
Neveu, internal control coordinator; Vince
Delio representing President Hall; Bill Hedberg
representing the Provost’s office and
Academic Affairs; Chris Bouchard for Student
Affairs; Lynn Videka for the Office
of Research; Vesna Gjaja for the Advancement division; Jim Walser representing
the Internal Audit office; Jack Menzies, Information Technology security officer;
and Janet Thayer of the University Counsel’s office.
According to New York State and SUNY mandates
and guidelines, UAlbany must establish an Internal
Controls Steering Committee. A campus-wide risk
assessment program will be developed, implemented,
and provided to all units. Annual reporting is
required by the state and SUNY.