NATCHITOCHES – “Internal audit isn’t necessarily the most adored job on campus,” said Dawn Eubanks. “I really want everyone to know this job is about helping and assisting. The word auditor scares people and I hope I can change that.”
Eubanks was named internal auditor at Northwestern State University after serving NSU for 20 years. Her appointment is subject to approval from the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Eubanks holds a degree in accounting from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and began her career in the NSU Bursar’s Office in 1997. She then worked in Financial Aid/Scholarships for 12 years, in Accounts Payable and most recently back in the Bursar’s office.
Internal audit is an independent service unit within the university with the mission of assisting administration in providing objective evaluations of departmental activities, recommendations for improvement and other information designed to promote an effective system of internal controls.
Some of the duties include executing an annual audit plan, examining effectiveness and recommending improvement of internal controls to safeguard university resources.
“Internal audit is designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations,” Eubanks said. “It’s about solving problems, finding solutions and educating the NSU community.”
Eubanks is married to Dustin Eubanks, a 20-year NSU employee who is the associate athletic director for compliance. She has two daughters, Emilie, 23, an NSU graduate currently pursuing a master’s degree, and Taylor, 12, a student at NSU Middle Lab.
“I love that NSU has allowed my family to be part of a community,” Eubanks said. “I love working here because we are offering students a better way of life. I am looking forward to working with faculty and staff to achieve NSU’s goals.”