OIA helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

The Office of Internal Audit is responsible for the enterprise internal audit services. Our office serves Augusta University in its efforts to manage risks, controls and governance to ensure achievement of management goals and objectives. At Augusta University, the Chief Audit Officer reports to the V.P. ACERM and also to the President as well as the Vice Chancellor of Internal Audit for the University System office. The department is here to serve all of the enterprise leaders and employees, faculty, staff and students.

This reporting structure maintains the department’s independence, promotes broad audit/review coverage, and enhances consideration of audit recommendations. The Office of Internal Audit staff includes a Chief Audit Officer, Audit Manager and a mix of Senior and staff auditors. Below is a brief professional profile of each of our office staff members.

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Office of Internal Audit

1120 15th Street, HS-3135
Augusta, Georgia 30912-7900




Our Staff

Scott Stevenson

  • Chief Audit Officer

Began employment at Augusta University - May 2023 Previously the CAO for Emory University, Internal Audit Director for the Bon Secours Health System, and worked in public accounting with Ernst & Young. 

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

BS (Accounting) Wake Forest University, MBA (Business Administration) Averett University

Crystal Corey

  • Audit Manager

Began employment at Augusta University – May 2001 Previously an internal auditor with the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia (1998-2001), 19+ years auditing experience

Certified in Control Self-Assessment

BBA (Finance) Augusta State University

Sheryl Brown

  • Information Systems Auditor

Began employment at GRMC as an IT auditor – November 2005 Previously with the Thermal Ceramics/Morgan LTD as IT project manager, Applications Manager, additional IT professional positions, 32+ years professional IT experience, 6+ years IT auditing experience

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk & Information Control (CRISC)

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Data Processor (CDP)

BS (Mathematics) Augusta State University

Rufus Copeland

  • Senior Auditor

Began employment at Augusta University - October 2007  Previous Augusta University work experience - Clinical Trials Office & Controller's Division, 6+ years of professional accounting experience, 10 years of professional internal auditing experience.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

BBA (Business Administration) Augusta State University, MBA (Business Administration) Augusta University

Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Lisa Kedigh

  • Auditor

Began employment at Augusta University - September 1990 Joined Office of Internal Audit - Sept 2006 Previous Augusta University work experience: College of Nursing (16 years), 27+ years of administrative support experience. 

Internal Audit Practitioner

BBA (Management) Augusta University

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