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Office of Internal Audit

Office of Internal Audit

Audit Staff

Michael Johnson
Chief Audit Officer

Joined the Columbus State University team in May of 2009. Prior to this he was Chief Accountant for the Alabama A&M University Foundation. Mr. Johnson was Internal Audit Manager at Charter Communications prior to the Alabama A&M position. Mr. Johnson earned a B.S. in accounting from Jacksonville State University and an MBA from Samford University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and has obtained a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. He is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). He is also a member of the local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) where he is a member of the Board of Governors.


Audit Interns

Kendall Barbour

Joined the internal audit team in September of 2014. Kendall received his B.S. degree in accounting from Columbus State University in May of 2014 with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Kendall is a former treasurer of the CSU Accounting Club. Currently Kendall is an MBA student with a concentration in accounting, maintains a 4.0 GPA and is scheduled to graduate in the fall of 2015. He aspires to obtain a CIA or CPA certification after graduation.

Claudia Lyerly

Joined the internal audit team in January of 2015 and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Leadership with a focus on Higher Education, and plans to graduate in 2017. She is a member of the Delta mu Delta International Honor Society in Business and a member of GASFAA. Claudia earned her B.S. in accounting from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica W.I.), an M.S in Organizational Leadership and an MBA in Finance from Mercy College (New York). She also serves as a Doctoral Fellow in the College of Education and Health Professions.