Compliance Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Compliance Advisory Committee is to foster a culture of ethics and compliance by contributing to the effectiveness of the universitywide ethics and compliance program through leading by example; bringing awareness to ethics and compliance initiatives; monitoring and continually assessing requirements and risks in respective disciplines; promoting ethical behavior; and sharing information and best practices.

CAC Member Commitment includes:

  • Maintaining understanding and oversight of governmental regulations and other compliance requirements in respective areas, including tracking emerging issues in the regulatory environment
  • Participating in development and implementation of universitywide ethics and compliance policies 
  • Effectively communicating universitywide policies and ethics and compliance initiatives
  • Provide compliance training and education to the university community
  • Appropriately addressing and resolving - or help others to - ethics and compliance issues that arise, including enforcement and implementation of corrective action plans
  • Being prepared for, and participating in, internal and external audits and investigations
  • Informing the university’s risk management processes
  • Communicating and promoting a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Providing feedback to and consulting with the Integrity and Compliance Office in order to contribute to continuous, comprehensive assessment of effectiveness of the university’s ethics and compliance program

Questions regarding this group should be directed to the University Integrity & Compliance Officer, Jacqueline Kniska, at jkniska@vcu.edu

Click here to view the Accountability Matrix. The Matrix contains a list of departments/offices and the compliance issues each of these areas represent.


Jacqueline Kniska (Chair)
university chief ethics and compliance officer, Integrity and Compliance Office
Audit and Compliance Services

Makonnen Afework
deputy director of athletics
Athletics Office

Robert Andrews
Faculty Senate

Paul Babitts
associate director, international student and scholar programs
Global Education Office

Tom Briggs
assistant vice president 
Safety and Risk Management

Michael Cimis
director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Safety and Risk Management

Valerie Clem-Brown
associate director, compliance and reporting 
Office of Financial Aid

Crystal Coombes
accessibility administrator (serving as the ADA/Section 504 coordinator)
Equity and Access Services

Trescinda Cull
director, budgets and financial reporting
Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

Angela Davis
internal control coordinator and finance manager, financial reporting
University Controller’s Office

Jaycee Dempsey
program manager, ethics education & disclosures t, Integrity and Compliance Office
Audit and Compliance Services

Nick Fetzer
Staff Senate

Persepine Fleming
interim director
Grants and Contracts and Effort Reporting

Paula Gentius
senior policy analyst and assistant to the president
Office of the President

Tricia Gibson
executive director, research administration
School of Medicine

Timothy Graf
treasurer and director of treasury and foundation services
Business Services and Treasurer’s Office

Ashley Green
program manager, analytics, investigations and federal compliance, Integrity and Compliance Office
Audit and Compliance Services

Bernard Hamm
university registrar and director, records and registration
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

Dan Han
chief information security officer
Technology Services

Clayton Harrington
Parking and Transportation

Anjour B. Harris
assistant vice provost for strategic enrollment management, enrollment services 
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

Kevin Harris
associate vice president for academic health sciences
Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Heidi Jack
executive director, academic finance and administration
Office of the Provost

Sarah Johns
associate university counsel
Office of University Counsel

William King 
university ombudsperson
Office of the Ombudsperson

Jessica Laux
director, insurance and risk management 
Safety and Risk Management

David Litton
director, audit and management services, university and VCUHS
Audit and Compliance Services

Yeimarie Lopez
compliance administrator
Academic Learning Transformation Lab

Monika S. Markowitz
director, research integrity and ethics
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Ishneila Moore
director of employee relations and performance management
Human Resources

Justin Moses
associate vice provost for student conduct and policy development 
Division of Student Affairs

Kasey Odom
division administrative coordinator
University Relations

Patricia Perkins
assistant vice president for finance and university controller
Controller's Office

Michael Porter
associate vice president for public affairs 
University Relations

Anthony Rapchick
program manager, policy and state compliance, Integrity and Compliance Office
Audit and Compliance Services

Susan Robb
senior associate vice president for research administration and compliance
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Mark Roberts
interim director
Procurement Services

Laura Rugless
executive director and Title IX Coordinator
Equity and Access Services

Rich Sliwoski
associate vice president
Facilities Management

Anne Sorensen
deputy director, university audit and management services
Audit and Compliance Services

Noah Strebler
associate athletic director for compliance and student services
Athletics Office

Marc Vernon
executive director
Office of Financial Aid

Rebecca Westfall
accreditation and compliance coordinator
VCU Police

Gokhan Yucel
interim vice provost for planning and decision support
Office of the Provost