What is Internal Audit?

The Internal Audit Office assists CI management across the University in assessing administrative risks and evaluating the controls put in place to address these risks.

Services provided by the Internal Audit Office include:

  • Evaluating and advising on programs across the campus to help reduce risk
  • Conducting internal audits
  • Coordinating with auditors from the Chancellor’s Office, the Bureau of State Audits and other outside auditors

To learn more about the mission and authority of the Internal Audit Office, read the Internal Audit Activity Charter (PDF, 590KB).


About the Internal Auditor

Sonja L. Howe, MPP, CICA

University Internal Auditor

Sonja joined the University in August 2016. Prior to beginning her employment at CSU Channel Islands, Sonja’s experience included over eight years of auditing experience with the California State Auditor’s Office (BSA) and the cities of Los Angeles; San Diego; Aurora, Colorado; and Denver Human Services.

Sonja has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with a dual specialization in Economics and State & Regional Policy from Pepperdine University. She is a Certified Internal Controls Auditor and is preparing to obtain her Certified Fraud Examiner certification.

Sonja is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Institute for Internal Controls, and the Association of College and University Auditors.