Mission: To promote and protect the integrity of Youngstown State University and add value to its operations by providing risk-based, independent and objective assurance, advice, and insight.


  • Enhance the effectiveness of University operations, internal controls, and risk management processes
  • Promote the efficient use of resources in alignment with University strategic priorities
  • Promote compliance with laws, regulations, and University policy
  • Promote best practices and sustainable improvements in the University’s processes
  • Foster an inclusive culture of continuous quality improvement
  • Provide insight and information to support the functions of the audit subcommittee, senior leaderships, other stakeholders

Core Values:

  1. Demonstrate Integrity – Internal Audit contributes to the ethical objectives of the University.  Internal Audit performs its work with honesty, diligence, responsibility, and a commitment to professional competence.
  2. Foster Collaboration – Internal Audit fosters collaboration among and with University stakeholders in the pursuit of the University’s mission and objectives.
  3. Promote Continuous Improvement – Internal Audit promotes continuous improvement across the University, including in Internal Audit’s operations.
  4. Maintain Independence and Objectivity – Internal audit maintains and protects its professional objectivity and is not unduly influenced by its own interests or by others.