Kelly Mintern Named UNCW Chief Audit Officer

Monday, October 05, 2020

Kelly Mintern has been appointed UNCW’s chief audit officer. She has been serving in the role in an interim capacity since March 30.

Mintern will lead the Office of Internal Audit, which provides independent auditing, consulting and investigative services to protect the university’s assets and reputation and to promote operational effectiveness and efficiency. The chief audit officer reports directly to the chancellor and the UNCW Board of Trustees Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

From 2015 until her appointment as interim chief audit officer, Mintern was assistant director of the Office of Internal Audit. Before coming to UNCW in 2010 as an internal auditor, she was an audit senior at Dixon Hughes PLLC in Greenville, NC. Prior to that, she was employed as an audit senior/staff in the financial services sector at Deloitte & Touche in New York.

Mintern holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, NY (summa cum laude). She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).

“Kelly’s financial expertise and comprehensive knowledge of UNCW operations are an asset to the university,” Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli said. “Under her leadership, the Office of Internal Audit will continue to provide outstanding support and service to divisions, departments and offices across campus.”

The chancellor also thanked the search committee for working around scheduling challenges caused by the pandemic to successfully complete the search. The committee members are: Bradley Ballou, chief of staff, committee chair; Mark Lanier, assistant to the chancellor and secretary to the UNCW Board of Trustees; Eric Simon, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs; Kristy Burnette, institutional risk management coordinator; and Jim Koebel, associate general counsel.

-- Tricia Vance