VP/Audit and Compliance: Rick Whitfield

The Trustees at their June 20 meeting approved the appointment of Rick N. Whitfield to the new post of Vice President for Audit and Compliance.

Executive Vice President John Fry said Mr. Whitfield has done "a tremendous job" of developing and implementing audit plans and programs for both the University and the Health System since his arrival in January 1996 as managing director of internal audit. He had also held dual university/medical center responsibility at Vanderbilt, where he served from 1981 until he came to Penn with the assignment to "move Penn's internal audit department forward, as it evolves from an enforcement unit to one that serves as problem-solver and business partner to managers in the schools and centers," as Mr. Fry put it.

Mr. Whitfield is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. A certified public accountant who has served in the private sector as well as at Meharry Medical College and at Austin Peay, he is currently secretary/treasurer of the Association of College and University Auditors, and a member of the Association of Health Care Internal Auditors, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Hospital Financial Management Association.

Photo by Tommy Leonardi


Volume 44 Number 1
July 15, 1997

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