WSU appoints chief compliance and risk officer

Closeup of Sharyl Kammerzell
Sharyl Kammerzell

Washington State University has a new chief compliance and risk officer.

Sharyl Kammerzell, currently serving as director of global services, risk and compliance in Office of International Programs, will transition into the new role beginning April 20.

Kammerzell will develop the university’s inaugural coordinated compliance and risk management program. She also will provide strategic and operational leadership across all campuses, colleges, offices, extension centers and units to support a culture of compliance and integrity.

“I am delighted that Sharyl has chosen to continue her career at WSU,” said Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.  “She brings a wealth of expertise coupled with her extensive legal background and familiarity with the university, and is well suited to build and organize this new program.”

Kammerzell will further serve as WSU’s chief advisor and subject matter expert on university-wide compliance and risk management issues.

“This is an exciting opportunity to build upon the compliance and risk management efforts that are already in place, and to establish a comprehensive service-oriented unit to assist all WSU campuses and locations in working through compliance and risk management,” Kammerzell said.

Prior to serving as the director of global services, Kammerzell was the director of legal affairs and special counsel at WSU. She has also served as the division chief and senior assistant attorney general, WSU Division.

Before coming to WSU, Kammerzell was senior associate general counsel at the University of Idaho, also serving as its interim general counsel on two occasions. Kammerzell grew up on the Palouse, with grandparents and family who farmed in Whitman County. She attended Mount Holyoke College for her undergraduate degree, traveled to Africa for the Peace Corps and earned her law degree from the University of Colorado.

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