Antonia Allen Hired as Internal Audit Director

Antonia Allen has been hired as director of Internal Audit at Western Washington University.

Allen, hired following a national search, will begin at Western on Jan. 3, 2017.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to join Western. I am looking forward to working at such an excellent university and beautiful campus,” Allen said. “My goal is to work collaboratively with everyone at Western to maintain and enhance the already excellent services and operations of the university. My family and I are thrilled to be relocating to the Bellingham area.”

Allen is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and a certified information systems auditor.

Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oregon State University. She is now the chief audit executive for the Oregon Department of Forestry. In that position she is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating a comprehensive department-wide internal audit program.

Previously, she worked for six years as an Internal Audit supervisor for the Oregon University System (OUS), supervising internal auditors and conducting a variety of audit and assurance engagements at OUS’s seven universities. She also has additional work experience as an internal auditor in healthcare and transportation, as well as experience as a budget analyst, accountant and external auditor.

The Office of the Internal Auditor reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the WWU Board of Trustees and administratively to the vice president for Business and Financial Affairs.

The Office of the Internal Auditor is committed to assisting WWU management and staff in achieving their oversight, operating and management responsibilities through independent reviews designed to evaluate and promote the system of internal controls established by management.