Skip to Main Content
You are in the main content


The College and University Auditors of Virginia (CUAV) association was formed in 1976. An annual conference is held each year to provide training and accomplish the mission.

Mission Statement and Purpose

To unify and encourage cooperative relationships among internal auditors who are representatives of institutions of higher education in Virginia; to promote and maintain high professional standards for internal auditing programs in these institutions; to promulgate the need and value of a well- founded internal audit program through periodic meetings, correspondence, visits, etc.; and to sponsor such other activities as may be needed or useful in achieving these programs.

Current Active Institutions

  • Christopher Newport University
  • George Mason University
  • James Madison University
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Mary Washington University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Virginia Community College System
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Virginia
  • The College of William and Mary
  • University of Richmond
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School

2015 CUAV Directors Meeting

cuav directors photo

From left to right (front row) -  Alka Rostogi (GMU), Sharon Kurek (VT), Carolyn Devine Saint (UVA), Becky Holmes (JMU);  (back row) - Bill Cole (VCU), Amanda Skaggs (ODU), Margaret McManus (RU), Faith Belote (CNU), Kent Erdahl (W&M), Ephrom Walker (VSU)

Not pictured - Ed Dittmeier (GMU), Joanne Curtis Taylor (VSU), Whit Madere (VCCS), Ernest Ellis, Jr. (NSU), Ella Maokhamphiou (LU), Barrett Wood (EVMS), Du'Neika Easley (UR), Patty Aadahl (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)


Current President (2014-16)

Becky Holmes
Director, Audit and Management Services
James Madison University
1031 Harrison Street
JMAC-6, Suite 28, MSC 5703
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-7112 (phone)
540-568-6620 (fax)

Past Presidents

  • 2012-2014 Tera Kovanes, University of Mary Washington
  • 2010-2012 Sharon Kurek, Virginia Tech
  • 2009-2010 Robert F. Murray, Longwood University
  • 2007-2009 Joanne V. Curtis Taylor - Virginia State University
  • 2005-2007 John Rudd - Virginia Tech
  • 2003-2005 John Brillant - Virginia Community College System
  • 2001-2003 Deane Hennett - Old Dominion University
  • 1999-2001 Helen Vanderland - University of  Mary Washington
  • 1997-1999 Ken Hubble - George Mason University
  • 1995-1997 Mike Stump - College of William and Mary
  • 1993-1995 Barbara Deily - University of Virginia
  • 1991-1993 Richard Bunce - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 1989-1991 Mary Lou Merkt - Radford University
  • 1987-1989 Sharon Brown - Old Dominion University
  • 1985-1987 Larry Holsinger - James Madison University
  • 1981-1985 Rich Kovatch - University of Virginia
  • 1977-1981 Ron Kiester - Virginia Tech
  • 1976-1977 Larry Craighead - University of Virginia

Founding Members

  • Larry Craighead - University of Virginia
  • O. Dabney Riley, Jr. - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ron Keister - Virginia Tech
  • Robert Stevenson - Virginia Community College System
  • Larry L. Holsinger - James Madison University
  • Herb Panther - George Mason University
  • Paul Koehly - William and Mary