About Us

Debra Johnston

Chief Audit Executive, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE 
Email:  debra.johnston@iowaregents.edu
Campus address:  219 Sabin Hall
Phone:  319-467-0150

Debra Johnston was named the Board of Regents  Chief Audit Executive in  June 2021, and is responsible for overseeing the auditing efforts of the Regent enterprise. Deb joined the University of Iowa's Office of Internal Audit in January 2001 as a Senior Auditor.  She previously worked for more than twenty years in the corporate world where she managed the accounting and finance functions of both service and manufacturing companies.  Immediately prior to her working for the University, Deb was the Financial Systems Development Manager for APAC Customer Services during a large Lawson Software implementation.  Deb earned a BBA in Finance and MBA from the University of Iowa, is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Joshua Randall

Internal Auditor, CIA
Email: josh.randall@uni.edu
Campus address: 219 Sabin Hall
Phone: 319-273-3215

Josh Randall joined the University of Northern Iowa’s Office of Internal Audit in January 2022.  Josh joined the University of Iowa’s Office of Internal Audit in July 2019 conducting audits at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He previously worked as a Financial Institution Examiner for five years at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Josh earned a BA in Economics and Business from Cornell College.