NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A longtime accounting expert who is no stranger to Tennessee State University has returned to the university as the new director of internal audit.
Adrian R. Davis, a certified public accountant, served for 11 years as a legislative auditor with the Tennessee Division of State Audit. During that time she performed seven external audits at TSU.
Also a certified government financial manager, Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alabama A&M University, and a master’s degree, also in accounting from Tennessee Technological University. She will report directly to TSU President Glenda Glover.
TSU’s Vice President for Business and Finance Cynthia Brooks described Davis as someone with “a wealth of audit experience” that will have an immediate positive impact in her new role at the university.
“Most employees in the Division of Business and Finance have worked with Ms. Davis for several years in her former role with State Audit, so we are familiar with her professionalism, integrity, commitment and collegiality,” Brooks said. “I feel she will consistently meet the high standards the president and Board of Trustees require.”
Davis, who started her new role on Oct. 16, said she has always held “a special affinity” for the university.
“I am honored to be in this position,” Davis said. “Over the past 11 years I have come to know many of the staff here. I am excited to now be a part of the university.”
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