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Office of Audit Services
Texas Tech University System 


System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Ave. Ste. 111 
Box 41104 
Lubbock, TX 79409-1104

Phone: 806.742.3220

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central, Monday - Friday

Kimberly F. Turner

Kimberly F. Turner

Chief Audit Executive

Kim Turner, who is a Certified Public Accountant, is the Chief Audit Executive for the Texas Tech University System (TTU System), where the Office of Audit Services is considered a valued partner by the Board of Regents and executive leadership. Kim leads a staff of 17 auditors with responsibility for the audit activities of the System and its five universities - Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University. The institutions of the TTU System comprise an annual operating budget of $3 billion and serve over 63,000 students in 24 academic locations across North, Central and West Texas, plus international campuses in Spain and Costa Rica.

Kim served as President of the Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA), an international association of higher education institutions from the United States, Canada and abroad. A member of ACUA Faculty, she has served many roles within the organization, including as an inaugural Executive Sponsor for ACUA Leads. Kim received ACUA’s Outstanding Professional Contributions award in 2014 and ACUA’s Excellence in Service award in 2011.

Kim has a long history of service in professional and philanthropic organizations, and was the founding president of the High Plains Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors. She currently serves as vice chair of the board for Covenant Health System and as secretary of the Texas Tech Credit Union board. She has served as president or chair of numerous organizations including the South Plains Chapter of TXCPA (Texas Society of CPAs), City of Lubbock Audit and Investment Committee, Lubbock Meals on Wheels and Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.  She served as a Board Member-at-Large on the state board of the TXCPA and was one of only 38 Texas CPAs to be named a CPA Ambassador in a program jointly sponsored by TXCPA and the American Institute of CPAs.

Kim has served on a number of peer review teams to elevate and highlight the value of internal audit functions both inside and outside of higher education. She also serves as a frequent speaker for the ACUA, Texas Association of College & University Auditors, TXCPA and other groups on topics ranging from fraud and ethics to leadership of high performing audit functions.

After graduating from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting, Kim began her career in Ernst & Young’s Dallas office. She has been at Texas Tech since 1997 and was named the Chief Audit Executive in 2004. Kim and her husband Lane are blessed with three grown children and one grandchild.