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Clean audits for six years likely a record
February 18, 2005

For the sixth year in a row, state auditors found no material violations at Washington State University. That appears to be a record for state higher education. “To my knowledge, there has been no other higher education institution that has had no audit finding for four or more years,” said Barry Johnston, director of WSU’s Office of Business Services/Controller. A “finding” is when there has been a material violation of law, rule or regulation, and a loss of public funds, he said. The annual audits are conducted by the State Auditor’s Office personnel to determine if institutions complied with state laws and regulations and with … » More …