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 the 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. Patti is also 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).