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 the Augusta University and AU Health System 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, and an administrative assistant. 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

Clay Sprouse

  • Chief Audit Officer

Began employment at Augusta University - November 2012 Previously directed the internal audit departments for BI-LO LLC in Greenville, South Carolina, Morris Communications Company and Savannah River Remediation in Augusta, Georgia. He has a proven track record with over 25+ years of experience in audit, finance, compliance and risk management across various industries to include state, local and federal government, higher education, retail and communications.

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor

BBA (Accounting) Augusta State University, MBA, Augusta State 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 - Office of Clinical Investigative Services & Controller's Division, 6+ years of professional accounting experience, 5+ years of professional internal auditing experience.

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

Lisa Kedigh

  • Departmental Self-Assessment 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

Jacqueline Evans

  • IT Auditor & Analyst

Began employment at Augusta University - October 2019 Previously with Accenture, Computer Training/Documentation Designer; PwC, Manager Enterprise Systems Risk and Controls; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, CPOE / Medication Process / Oncology Analyst; Community Health Systems, Senior CPOE Analyst / IS Deployment; Midland Health System, Medication Process Training Consultant; Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Senior CPOE Consultant; Cerner Corporation, Senior Pharmacy/Medication Process Analyst / Consultant; Medical College of Georgia HI – Business/Systems Analyst; Medical College of Georgia – Pharmacy Systems Analyst and System Administrator; Halliburton Nuclear Services – IS Deployment, Oracle Programmer, Assistant Project Manager   

Shelia Joyner

  • Administrative Assistant

Began employment at Augusta University - October 2007 Joined Office of Internal Audit- October 2019 Previous Augusta University work experience: Centralized Scheduling (6 years), Georgia Cancer Center (6 years). 17+ years of academic support.

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