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Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on new chief audit officer

Dean Weber has been appointed as Carolina's chief audit officer and will lead the Internal Audit department beginning May 1.

The Old Well.
The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 11, 2019. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

I am pleased to announce that Dean Weber has been appointed chief audit officer, effective May 1.

Dean comes to Carolina with a wealth of experience in internal audit and risk assessment activities, most recently as director of the Office of Internal Audit and Risk Assessment for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. In this role, Dean strengthened the framework of internal controls and governance processes, reporting to the board audit committee and the system’s chancellor.

As Carolina’s chief audit officer, Dean will lead the Internal Audit department to provide independent, proactive analyses of governance, operations, financial activities and systems of internal control to ensure resources are used in a way that manages risk, complies with state and federal requirements, and serves the University’s mission. Key to this role will be Dean’s ability to work across the University community and serve as a respected and trusted advisor. This position reports administratively to me and functionally to the Board of Trustees Finance, Infrastructure and Audit Committee.

Dean’s career in internal audit boasts a track record of benchmarking operations and crafting recommendations to drive improvements, reduce costs and ensure compliance. Dean has worked in Pennsylvania’s higher education internal controls and auditing area for 25 years, advancing from analyst to his current role. A Certified Internal Auditor, Dean has a certification in risk management assurance and is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors. He earned his bachelor of science in accounting at Saint Francis University.

I would like to thank the members of the search committee for their work in this process including, Chair Jonathan Pruitt, Martina Ballen, Judy Faubert, Rachelle Feldman, Jim Klingler and Michael Sledge.

Please join me in congratulating Dean and welcoming him to Carolina.


Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Interim Chancellor