Internal Audit

Staff

Corby Johnson

Interim Chief Audit Officer

Corby Johnson, CPA, CFE

910.962.3457

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Corby, who served as a supervisor for the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor (OSA) for over 34 years, brings extensive experience to UNCW. While at OSA, he led audits of community colleges, universities, clerk of courts, and non-profits. He also assisted with audits of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, North Carolina Global TransPark, and the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission. Corby, an active community volunteer, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, and volunteers time to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Boy Scouts of America. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a graduate of Appalachian State University.

Kelly Mintern

Assistant Director

Kelly Mintern, CPA, CIA

910.962.3088

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Kelly joined the Office of Internal Audit as an auditor in September of 2010. Before joining UNCW, she worked as an audit senior at Dixon Hughes PLLC in Greenville, NC. During this time she was involved in various engagements in the manufacturing division. Prior to that, Kelly was employed as an audit senior/staff in the Financial Services sector at Deloitte & Touche in New York. In her role, Kelly supervised many audit engagements which included a focus on financial integrity, internal controls, and operations/performance. She was also responsible for all interactions with her audit clients. Kelly is a CPA and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Shelley Morris

Auditor

Shelley Morris, CIA

910.962.3835

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Shelley joined the Office of Internal Audit as an auditor in September of 2015. Before joining UNCW, Shelley worked in the division office for Guilford Mills, a manufacturing company in Wilmington, NC, as a senior financial analyst. In her role, Shelley managed the books for the division office as well as managed the fixed assets for three different sites. Prior to that, Shelley was employed by Capital Bank in Raleigh, NC as a senior staff accountant. Shelley is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). 

Cynthia Nickerson

Auditor

Cynthia Nickerson, CPA, CFE

910.962.3857

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Cynthia joined the Internal Audit team as an auditor in November of 2013. Prior to joining UNCW, Cynthia worked in public accounting at McGladrey in Wilmington, NC. In her position, Cynthia had the opportunity to work in several different areas, including manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, benefit plans, and governmental audits. Her work at McGladrey also included a four month engagement in London, England with McGladrey's alliance firm, RSM Tenon. Cynthia is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Nick Sanders

Audit Intern

Nick Sanders

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Nick joined the Office of Internal Audit as an Audit Intern in May of 2018. Before joining UNCW, Nick interned at Ernst and Young (EY) in Mclean, Virginia. Nick is concluding his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Economics during the summer of 2018. He will then begin pursuing his Master’s in Accounting at UNCW and work towards obtaining his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. Following graduation from graduate school, Nick will work for EY.