The University announced this past week the appointment of Carolyn Devine Saint as the University’s new chief audit executive. Saint, currently the vice president internal audit for 7-Eleven, Inc., will assume the position on Apr. 1, replacing Barbara Deily, the University’s previous chief audit executive who is retiring after more than 32 years in the position.
The chief audit executive serves on the University president’s cabinet.
University President Teresa Sullivan and the search committee, which included Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan, said in a press release the committee believes Saint to be an excellent candidate.
“Carolyn’s vast knowledge and experience as a leader in the field of internal auditing is invaluable as she will direct the University of Virginia’s development of a comprehensive audit framework with a special focus on strategic risk management,” Hogan said.
University deputy spokesperson Matt Charles said in an email that after a rigorous national search, Saint emerged as the top candidate for the role.
“She possesses the necessary qualities and qualifications to develop a comprehensive audit program that will focus on how the University, Health System and College at Wise manage risk in order for the institution to achieve its strategic goals, operational objectives and regulatory compliance,” Charles said.
Along with her position at 7-Eleven, Inc., Saint has held a vice presidential position with Lowe’s Companies Inc. and Sears Holdings Inc. She has also audited and served as a manager for Deloitte and held a divisional vice presidential position with Kmart Corporation.