Patricia (Patti) Snopkowski
Chief Executive of Audit, Risk and Compliance
In her role as the chief executive of audit, risk and compliance for Oregon State University, Patti leads a team that evaluates and improves the effectiveness of the risk management, control, and governance processes. The audit team provides independent and objective assurance and consulting services that improve operations and protect organizational value. The compliance team continually improves the productivity and safety of the university environment by overseeing the university’s compliance and ethics program. In addition, Patti facilitates the university's enterprise risk management, which evaluates mission-critical risks and formulates effective mitigation strategies for the university's board and senior leaders. The chief executive of audit, risk and compliance reports administratively to the president and functionally to the Executive, Audit and Governance Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees through routine communication practices.
Patti’s audit experience includes serving as chief audit executive for the Oregon University System, as well as 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 Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) serving as a presenter, in various committees and leadership roles, and as a contributing author. Patti is a recipient of ACUA’s Outstanding Professional Contributions Award recognizing her contributions to the profession of internal auditing in higher education. Patti received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. Patti earned a Certified Compliance & Ethics Profession (CCEP) and is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).
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Deputy Chief Executive of Compliance and Ethics
Susan provides leadership for the institutional compliance and ethics program, which promotes a culture of compliance and the highest standards of ethics, integrity and responsibility for everyone in the university community. Susan works with compliance subject matter experts to assess and prioritize high-level compliance risks, and facilitate risk mitigation through policy development, process improvement, education and outreach, and effective governance. She works with the broader university community for consultation on and escalation of compliance topics and concerns, and serves as the university's ethics advisor. Susan manages the compliance portion of enterprise risk assessment and management, coordinating closely with senior leadership.
Susan’s work supports the university’s operations in an increasingly complex higher education regulation environment that spans across areas as diverse as research, health and safety, information privacy and security, financial services, athletics, civil rights and employment.
Susan has served in the role since March 2019. Susan came to Oregon State after spending more than 20 years at the University of Washington in strategic, compliance, and risk management roles. Susan holds a BA in philosophy from Wellesley College and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).
Director - IT Audit
Bill joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in January 2022. Bill is responsible for developing and executing the annual information technology (IT) audit plan. Bill works closely with university leaders, IT professionals and stakeholders at every level to identify threats and vulnerabilities to IT assets and develop strategies and recommendations to reduce risk.
Bill’s technology experience includes over 15 years with Lee Enterprises, Mid-Valley Media Group, as Director of Information Technology responsible for IT strategy and systems administration for the shared services of 17 media companies in 7 states. In his most recent position, he managed a Continuous Improvement team at Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, responsible for identifying and mitigating risk by removing waste in critical processes. He was also responsible for implementing the Prosci ADKAR® Model, a change management methodology focused on individual change through the improvement process.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill received his Bachelor of Science, Dual Major, Computer Information Systems and Business Management from Park College. He holds a Lean Management Certification from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and is a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™).
Director - Integrity Hotline Program
Lynn joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in January 2015. As director of the integrity hotline program, Lynn provides leadership over the Oregon State University (OSU) Accountability & Integrity Hotline. In this role, Lynn works with key partners across the university to ensure complaints are addressed appropriately. Together with the campus community, Lynn works to continually improve the OSU environment by promoting OSU's core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect and social responsibility.
Prior to joining OSU, Lynn had 14 years of higher education experience ranging from assistant director of financial aid at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, to senior program reviewer/auditor at Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation in Round Rock, Texas. Lynn also has ten years of accounting experience working for a private Certified Public Accountant.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a professional certificate in human resource management. She also earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in college administration and leadership from Purdue University Global and a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in auditing from Southern New Hampshire University. Lynn is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP). She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
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Emily joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in December 2023. As a senior auditor she leads audit engagements over financial, compliance and operational topics and conducts fraud reviews, special projects and investigation and consulting projects. She addresses all audit phases, applying experience and sound judgment. She also supervises student auditors or auditors assigned to projects she is leading and provides internal control and risk mitigation strategy training and consultation to campus staff.
Prior to joining OSU, Emily worked as a performance auditor for the Oregon Audit Division under the Oregon Secretary of State, addressing the efficiency and effectiveness of state services. There, she focused on improving effectiveness and equitable outcomes in higher education and social services. In prior roles, Emily has led assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning efforts at Umpqua Community College as their Director of Institutional Effectiveness, developed native language instructional materials with the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, managed large-scale healthcare software implementations, and served as a Teacher Trainer in the United States Peace Corps.
Emily holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and dual Master’s degrees in Public Administration and International Studies from the University of Oregon. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a member of the Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), where she serves on their national Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
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Will joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in June 2018. As a senior auditor he leads audit engagements over financial, compliance and operational topics and conducts fraud reviews, special projects and investigation and consulting projects. He works through all audit phases, applying experience and sound judgment. He also supervises student auditors or auditors directly assigned to projects he is leading and provides internal control and risk mitigation strategy training and consultation to campus staff.
Prior to joining OSU, Will spent eight years in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps as an electronic technician, providing maintenance for the Patriot missile system. During his time in service, he graduated from Advanced Individual Training as the distinguished honor graduate, the Warrior Leader Course on the commandant’s list and the Advanced Leader Course as the distinguished leader. His roles included, team leader, unit retention representative, shop foreman, and platoon sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 2016 as a staff sergeant after serving overseas in Germany and Japan.
Will holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from OSU and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Excelsior College. He also earned a Master of Science in Accounting with a focus in forensic accounting from the University of Massachusetts. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and is a member of the Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
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Wei Keat Lui
Wei Keat joined the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance in December 2023. As a senior auditor, she leads audit engagements over financial, compliance and operational topics and conducts fraud reviews, special projects, investigations and consulting projects. She works through all audit phases, applying experience and sound judgment.
Prior to joining OSU, Wei Keat spent about 2.5 years with the Oregon State Treasury as Internal Auditor 3, and six months as a governmental auditor with the Oregon Department of Education. Prior to moving to the U.S., Wei Keat spent almost two decades in auditing and risk management in New Zealand and Australia. She began her career as an external auditor for Audit New Zealand in 2001 and was an internal auditor with WelTec (Wellington Institute of Technology) in 2005. Following this time, she served as an internal auditor for the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington, New Zealand in 2007 until becoming a senior auditor for the Ministry for Primary Industries in 2009.
Wei Keat continued her career as a senior analyst for Deloitte Australia in 2011 and was a senior assurance consultant for South Australia (SA) Health in 2014 in Australia. In 2015, she worked as a senior internal auditor of the Government of SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet until taking a role as a team leader of financial management for the Department for Child Protection in 2019. After serving as a senior internal auditor for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in 2020, she became a senior internal audit and risk officer for the SA Department for Child Protection later that year.
Prior to embarking on her professional journey, Wei Keat earned a Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) in accounting and marketing from the University of Waikato in New Zealand in 1997. She is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and a member of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network (CAWN) USA.
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Laurie brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance (OARC) since joining in September 2021. As an accomplished executive assistant, Laurie adeptly delivers confidential administrative support at the highest level, while also overseeing office management responsibilities, setting a benchmark for unwavering professional standards within the office.
Prior to her joining the OARC, Laurie spent over two years serving as an executive assistant to the associate vice president of budget and resource planning, exhibiting her commitment to excellence in administrative roles.
Laurie's journey to Oregon State was shaped by six years of invaluable experience providing crucial administrative support to three certified public accounting partners in Utah. During this time, Laurie played a pivotal role in facilitating the functions of the audit team while simultaneously pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Weber State University.
Laurie's seamless blend of hands-on experience and academic accomplishment underscores her dedication to fostering operational efficiency and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in all facets of her work.
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