Delta State University

Office of Internal Audit


Delta State University’s Office of Internal Audit (OIA) is an independent, objective assurance, and consulting service designed to add value and improve the university’s operations. OIA helps Delta State accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal controls, and governance processes.

OIA reports functionally to the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) and administratively to the DSU president. Operations are conducted in accordance with IHL’s Internal Audit policies and procedures.

In addition to performing formal audits and internal control assessments, OIT answers questions and gives advice about policies and procedures and acts as consultants on internal controls.

Organizational Structure

Internal Audit reports administratively to the DSU President and functionally to the IHL board of trustees.


DSU Internal Audit Resources:

Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Resources:


Mary Helen Varner, CPA, MBA
Director of Internal Audit
Delta State University
Kent Wyatt Building – Suite 163
Cleveland, MS 38733