Sandra Shelton, KPMG Alumni Professor in the school, has been awarded a program development grant from the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) of the Institute of Internal Auditors. The grant is in support of the school’s ongoing participation in the IIA’s Internal Auditing Education Partnership. The grant also provides scholarship support for students in the school’s Internal Auditing program.
“This was good news,” reports Prof. Shelton; “the IAAAF grant allows DePaul to further refine and develop our Internal Audit concentration, which is seeing growing demand, and provides much-needed support for our students seeking careers in internal auditing.”
The grant also provides funding for program growth and marketing, and an amount to support Prof. Shelton with teaching and program management assistance.
The IAAAF education grants, funded by members of the IIA, are reserved for colleges and universities which are members of the IIA’s Internal Auditing Education Partnership program (IAEP). Currently there are 21 members schools (14 American) at the Comprehensive level (i.e., those offering an internal audit concentration within the accounting major).
“The synergies of the school, the Chicago chapter of the IIA, our many corporate relationships, and now the IAAAF support and scholarships will lead to great things,” adds school director Kevin Stevens. “The possibilities are exciting, and everyone–faculty, students, firms and the profession–benefits.”