Kimberly F. Turner
Kim Turner, who is a Certified Public Accountant, is the Chief Audit Executive for the Texas Tech University System (TTUS). Kim leads a staff of 16 auditors in three cities with responsibility for the audit activities of the TTUS, which includes Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University.
The institutions of the TTUS comprise an annual operating budget of $1.5 billion and include two medical schools, a law school, four schools of nursing and allied health, three graduate schools, a pharmacy school and 17 colleges.
Kim has a long history of service in professional and philanthropic organizations, and she currently serves as a Board Member-at-Large on the state board of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA). Kim is past President of the Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA), an international association of 600 higher education institutions from the United States, Canada, and abroad.
She has served many roles within ACUA, most recently having been selected as an Executive Sponsor for ACUA Leads, ACUA’s new leadership development program.
Kim has been involved with ACUA’s Risk Dictionary since its inception and was the recipient of ACUA’s Excellence in Service award in 2011. Kim is also one of only 38 Texas CPAs to be named a CPA Ambassador in a program jointly sponsored by TSCPA and the American Institute of CPAs. Closer to home, Kim has served as president or chair of numerous organizations, including South Plains Chapter of TSCPA, City of Lubbock Audit and Investment Committee, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Texas Tech Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee, and Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Kim has served on a number of peer review teams to assess the performance of internal audit functions both inside and outside of higher education. She also serves as a frequent speaker for ACUA, TSCPA, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Texas Association of College & University Auditors, and other groups on topics ranging from fraud to ethics.
After graduating from Texas Tech University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, Kim began her career in Ernst & Young’s Dallas office. She has been an internal auditor since 1993, first with a regional restaurant chain, and then since 1997 at Texas Tech. Kim and her husband, Lane Turner, have three children.