Shannon B. Henry
Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Officer
Mrs. Shannon Berg Henry was appointed Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Officer in August of 2016.
Since November of 2009, Mrs. Henry has been the university’s chief auditor responsible for planning, developing and directing the institutional Internal Audit function. In 2011, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts requested and established a contract with Winston Salem State University for internal auditing services. Since that time, Mrs. Henry has lead the work and served as an advisor to senior level management at both universities, to include the governing boards, as it pertains to matters of governance, risk and compliance and the work performed by Internal Audit. Mrs. Henry planned and prepped the audit functions at both universities for the first ever quality assurance reviews. Under her leadership both schools received the top rating of general conformance with standards. The reviews also identified six notable accomplishments of the internal audit activity, including the development of a robust risk assessment process.
Prior to joining the university, Mrs. Henry had been an assistant state auditor for the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor, where she performed financial and fiscal control audits of Universities, Community Colleges and Clerk of Court Offices. She also worked for Campbell University at Camp Lejeune, handling military tuition assistance and student accounts. She has also been an associate accountant for Frontier Insurance Company in Rock Hill, N.Y. Before that she worked for the Law Offices of DuBois, Billig, Loughlin, Conaty & Weisman, also in Rock Hill, NY, coordinating records for medical malpractice and general liability cases. She’s also done surety bond work for Frontier Insurance Company.
Mrs. Henry graduated cum laude from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and with distinction from Keller Graduate School earning her Master of Accounting and Financial Management with a CPA emphasis. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies and is a Certified Internal Controls Auditor. She passed the audit, tax and law sections of the CPA exam and has plans to resume pursuit of a CPA license.
She was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta honor society at Mount Saint Mary College.
She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of College and University Auditors, and the Institute for Internal Controls.