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Office of Internal Audit

About Us

 
Patrice SayrePatrice Sayre, M.Acc, CPA, CIA

Chief Audit Executive 
Email:  patrice.sayre@iowaregents.edu
Campus address:  103 East Bartlett hall
Phone:  515-281-6421

Patrice Sayre joined Internal Audit in January 2018. She previously was the Chief Business Officer of the Board of Regents for ten years. Prior to that, Patrice was the Finance Director for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit for eighteen years, and Internal Audit Supervisor for the City of Des Moines. Patrice earned her BA from Iowa State University and MS in Accounting from Drake University, where she became the Internal Auditor shortly upon graduating. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

 

Carla Kelley
Carla S. Kelley, CPA

Internal Auditor
Email:  carla.kelley@uni.edu
Campus address:  103 East Bartlett Hall
Phone:  319-273-3215

Carla Kelley became Internal Auditor in October 1997 in the Office of Operations Auditor and then the Office of Internal Audit, after serving as Accountant in UNI’s Office of the Controller for six years.  Previous experience includes assistant, staff, and senior auditor with the office of the Auditor of State of Iowa.  Carla earned her B.B.A. in accounting from Iowa State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Linda NielsenLinda R. Nielsen, CPA, CGMA

Lead Auditor
Email:  Linda.nielsen@uni.edu
Campus address:  103 East Bartlett Hall
Phone:  319-273-6127

Linda Nielsen joined Internal Audit in March 2008 after serving as Director of Business Services and Treasurer of Hawkeye Community College for eighteen years.  Previous experience includes CFO in a non-profit organization, assistant business manager for a school district, and a senior accountant in audit and tax for a local CPA firm.  Linda earned her B.S. in accounting from Truman State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.