Missouri State University

Office of the President

President Clif Smart

Donna K. Christian

Donna K. Christian






Carrington Hall 205


Internal Audit and Compliance

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Missouri State University
Internal Audit and Compliance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Director Internal Audit and Compliance


  • BS, Accounting, 1988, Missouri State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensing date: June 6, 1990 
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Licensing date: April 1, 1995

Professional experience

Expertise in the following areas: 

  • Managing performance, petition, fraud and financial audits 
  • Training on fraud auditing techniques 
  • Communicating audit results through written reports and public meetings 

Current and past positions:

  • Director, internal audit and compliance, Missouri State University (2014-present)
  • Audit manager (Springfield satellite office), auditor's office, Missouri State University (2000 - 2013)  

Other interests

  • Member, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Member and past president, Association of Government Accountants (Ozarks chapter) 
  • Member, Internal Auditors Association 
  • Member, Association of College and University Auditors 
  • Volunteer, Relay for Life 
  • Reach for Recovery Volunteer, American Cancer Society 

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