Chief Audit and Compliance Officer

Sandy Jansen joined the University of Tennessee in 2012 and serves as chief audit and compliance officer. She reports to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees and oversees the audit and compliance functions including internal audit, information technology and security assessment, institutional compliance, and Title IX.

The Office of Audit and Compliance (OAC) is a systemwide office that helps the University achieve its mission by providing objective and independent evaluations to reduce risk and improve operations. Offices are located on the Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Martin campuses.

Prior to UT, she was assistant chief audit executive for the Texas Tech University System, where she worked for 21 years. She was named assistant chief audit executive in 2004 and was responsible for execution of the annual audit plan for the university system.

She also served assistant director in the Office of Audit Services for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She held other staff and senior audit positions within the Texas Tech University System and was associate director of NCAA compliance for student financial aid.

A native of Texas, Jansen earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Texas Tech University. She is certified as an internal auditor, in control self-assessment, and in risk management assurance.

She lives in Maryville with her husband, Andy, and daughters, Emma and Claire.