Internal Audit & Consulting Services

Audit Committee



The University of Texas System (UT System) Policy UTS129, Internal Audit Activities, authorizes the establishment of an institutional audit committee. Appendix A, System-wide Internal Audit Charter, states "Each component institution will organize and maintain an institutional audit committee."



The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Audit Committee is an essential part of the risk management and internal control infrastructure of the institution and of the UT System. Its primary responsibilities are to assist in the:

  • Oversight and direction of the internal auditing activity,
  • Oversight of the processes to manage business and financial risks,
  • Reporting of risk management and audit activity to the UT System, including the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review (ACMR) Committee of the Board of Regents,
  • Oversight of institutional engagements that may be performed by UT System or any external public accounting firms hired by UT System, and
  • Awareness of and responsibility for UTHSCSA issues that may arise from any financial audit.


Audit Committee Members

Name Company
Randy Cain/Audit Committee Chair

Retired from Ernst & Young

Regina Conklin

Senior Portfolio Manager, Victory Capital Management - USAA

Ed Garza

Managing Partner, Chile Media / Former Mayor of San Antonio

Carol Severyn

Group Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer-Frost National Bank


From the UTHSCSA Handbook of Operating Procedures; Chapter 1; Section 1.6; Policy 1.6.1