Oregon State University Office of Audit Services
240 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Patricia Snopkowski, Chief Audit Executive
In December 2013, following state university governance reform legislation, Patti was appointed as Oregon State University’s first Chief Audit Executive charged with establishing the Office of Audit Services. Prior to joining Oregon State, Patti served the Oregon University System (OUS) Internal Audit Department as Chief Audit Executive since 2000. Patti has also held various audit positions with the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office, SAFECO Corporation, the University of Washington, and Cornell University.
She is a member of various accounting, auditing, and higher education organizations including the International Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) serving as a presenter, in various committees and leadership roles, and as a contributing author. Patricia was the recipient of ACUA’s Outstanding Professional Contributions award to recognize her contributions to the profession of internal auditing in higher education.
Patti received her bachelor of science degree in accountancy from Pennsylvania State University and her masters of business administration from Colorado State University. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).
Julee Otter, Senior Audit Manager
As university senior audit manager, Julee is responsible for leading audit engagements at Oregon State University, including planning and conducting audits, and training and developing staff auditors for the performance of audit fieldwork. Julee is also responsible for handling complaints submitted via the OSU Fraud, Waste & Abuse hotline, including leading the investigation process and/or referring the complaint to another, more appropriate area for review and action.
Before joining the Office of Audit Services in August 2014, Julee served as the compliance manager at the University of Texas at San Antonio for nearly seven years. Her other audit experience includes approximately five years as an internal auditor at Purdue University as well as over two years as an audit manager for a large mortgage lending firm.
She is a member of various professional auditing organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Julee received her bachelor of science in accounting, with a finance minor, from Purdue University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Compliance & Ethics Profession (CCEP), and holds her Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Sam Khan, Senior Information Systems Auditor
As senior information systems auditor, Sam is responsible for leading IT audit engagements. His primary focus is to ensure that IT governance and management controls are operating effectively and are able to achieve the university’s overall mission. He is the key point of contact for external IT audits and is the non-voting member of the information security committee.
Sam is the editor of the Association of College and University Auditors journal and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Society of Information Risk Analysts.
Before joining the Office of Audit Services, Sam served as a staff auditor with the Oregon University System Internal Audit Division and as an information security specialist with the OSU Office of Business Affairs.
Sam received his bachelor of science from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from OSU. Sam holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.
Andrew Bailey, Staff Auditor
Andrew assists in audit planning by obtaining background information on an auditee’s operations and performing analytical review procedures. He performs audit fieldwork and provides input on all stages of audit engagements.
A recent graduate of Oregon State University, Andrew has been with the Office of Audit Services since November 2014. Andrew holds a bachelor of science in accounting and anthropology, and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
Lynn Gonzalez, Staff Auditor
Lynn performs detailed audit fieldwork in accordance with Office of Audit Services standards. This includes evaluating and testing the auditee’s system of internal accounting controls. She assists in the annual planning process by gathering information on an auditee’s operations and performing analytical review procedures.
Prior to joining OSU in January 2015, Lynn was a senior reviewer/auditor at Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG), and a business integration consultant. Before that, she was an assistant director of financial aid at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a financial aid advisor at the University of Phoenix, both in San Diego, CA. Lynn also has ten years of accounting experience working for a private CPA.
She is a member of various professional auditing organizations, including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
Lynn earned both a bachelor of science in business management and a master of higher education administration. She is a Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).
Rita Brown, Executive Assistant
Rita became the executive assistant to the chief audit executive with the inception of Oregon State University’s Office of Audit Services in July 2014.
Among Rita’s duties are maintaining the calendar of the chief audit executive, and coordinating meetings, events, and activities in support of the staff in the Office of Audit Services and the university. She is happy to help faculty, staff, students, and external constituents with questions about the Office of Audit Services, scheduling an appointment, reporting an incident, or finding one's way around campus. Questions and concerns regarding this web site may be directed to her.
Rita has worked at Oregon State University for approximately 20 years, mostly with the Chancellor's Office of the Oregon University System.