Office of Internal Audit

About Us

Patrice SayrePatrice Sayre, M.Acc, CPA, CIA

Chief Audit Executive 
Campus address:  219 Sabin 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.


Linda NielsenLinda R. Nielsen, CPA, CGMA

Lead Auditor
Campus address:  219 Sabin 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.