The Texas Association of College and University Auditors (TACUA) is a professional organization comprised of audit practitioners in higher education. TACUA is dedicated to providing valuable tools, skills and resources to enhance an auditor's job performance. With the complex challenges higher education continues to face due to economic conditions, internal audit, risk management, and compliance services has never been more vital. Know that TACUA's annual conference is THE resource for continued professional development.

Message from the TACUA President

As your new TACUA President, I am honored to continue the tradition and mission of our Association. For those individuals new to the auditing profession, TACUA was organized to unify and encourage cooperative relationships among auditors who are representatives of institutions of higher education in Texas, and affiliated higher education organizations and to promote the continuing professional development of the members of the Association through an annual conference or other means.

For about 30 years, TACUA has provided cost effective and timely professional development for auditors and the 2014 Annual Conference in New Braunfels was no different. I would like to take this opportunity to THANK all of the past TACUA Board members for their service and contributions to the Association. Additionally, I want to THANK my fellow TACUA Board for a job well done in New Braunfels! Those Board members include: Steve Kieff, Angela McCarter, Charlie Hrncir, Emily Knopp, and Andrew Groover. I would also like to welcome our new slate of TACUA Officers with terms beginning April 1, 2014.

TACUA’s Board will be working hard to deliver quality CPE at a reasonable rate. We appreciate the feedback we received at last year’s TACUA conference and we will evaluate your comments and suggestions as the Board plans for TACUA’s Annual Conference in 2015.

Eloy Alaniz
The University of Texas–Pan American


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TACUA Board Members

Term Ends
Eloy AlanizPresident2015
Andrew GrooverPresident-Elect2016
Angela McCarterTreasurer2016
Emily KnoppSecretary2016
Steve KieffOfficer At Large2016
Charlie HrncirOfficer At Large2015
Charla Parker-ThompsonOfficer At Large2017
TACUA Board Members

Eloy Alaniz, President
University of Texas-Pan American

Andrew Groover, President Elect
Texas Women's University

Angela McCarter, Treasurer
The University of Texas at Austin

Emily Knopp, Secretary
Angelo State University

Steve Kieff, Officer At Large
Baylor University

Charlie Hrncir, Officer At Large
Texas A&M University System

Charla Parker-Thompson, Officer At Large
Texas Southern University

Submit Topic Ideas, Speaker Recommendations

Is there a topic you want to see addressed at a TACUA conference? Want recommend a great speaker?

TACUA Board members welcome your suggestions. Send an email to the Board: suggestions@tacua.org.