Howard University Celebrates Compliance Week

November 6-12, 2022 is Compliance Awareness Week. Howard University's Office of Audit and Compliance is eager to engage the Howard University Community to increase awareness of the purpose and value of a robust and effective compliance program and how this posture contributes to the pillars of the Howard Forward strategic plan.

We are celebrating this week by hosting events and sharing information that amplify Compliance awareness. Please join us.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 

The Office of Audit and Compliance Team will host a campus tour. We look forward to engaging with the Howard community as we visit various offices and colleges. We will ask trivia questions and play games to increase Compliance awareness. 


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Join the Office of Audit and Compliance for a virtual Family Feud with Compliance questions to increase knowledge and awareness. Click the link below to join. 

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Compliance Week - Family Feud


The Mission of your Compliance team

To enhance the University's commitment to conduct itself with the highest degree of integrity and honesty and to provide a framework that promotes adherence to applicable legal, regulatory, policy, and other compliance requirements.


The Responsibilities of your Compliance Team

  1. Administrative Structure and Oversight
  2. Standards of Conduct and Policies
  3. Communication
  4. Education and Training
  5. Monitoring and Auditing
  6. Investigation and Response
  7. Enforcement and Discipline


If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member and would like to report a compliance concern (ethical, legal, or business conduct), please do so via any of the channels listed below.







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Meet the Members of the Audit and Compliance Team

Robert Clark Jr.
Rob Clark, Jr., CCEP, CIA, CBM, Chief Audit & Compliance  Officer

Clark is a nationally recognized authority in higher education risk management, compliance and internal audit with over 30 years of industry experience. He joined Howard in July 2020 and has been leading the internal audit and compliance team to implement best practices to help move Howard forward.
Suntaree Combs
Suntaree “Sun” Combs, MBA, CIA, Deputy Chief Auditor

Combs joined the Audit and Compliance team back in mid‐August. Prior to that, Combs spent the past 15 years at Georgia Tech in the Auditing Department. She strives to find an optimal balance between regulatory compliance and operational efficiency. Sun looks forward to working alongside everyone to help moving Howard forward. | 202.865.6904
Adetutu Ilori
Adetutu “Tutu” Ilori, Healthcare Compliance Specialist

Ilori joined the team in November 2019. Ilori was previously at Maxim Healthcare Service, where she started as a reimbursement specialist and worked her way up to the compliance department. She views Compliance from a lens that everyone plays a vital role in ensuring we are compliant in all aspects of our jobs. Tutu looks forward to working with everyone to move
​​​​​​Howard forward with that goal in mind. |202.865.2626
Erica Alexander
Erica Alexander, OTD/L, CHC, CHPC,CFE, CPHQ, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Health Sciences, Privacy Officer

Alexander was charged with overhauling the health sciences compliance and ethics program, including training and awareness, policy development and implementation, hotline management and investigations and the HIPAA privacy program. | 202.865.4807
Irene Henrich
Irene Henrich, PT, Director of Compliance and Privacy, Health Sciences
Henrich has 25 years of healthcare experience as a physical therapist with the last 10 years championing compliance and quality in the post‐acute care space. New to Howard and excited to contribute to the strategic pillars to move Howard forward. | 202.865.6757
Rebecca Pannick
Rebeca Pannick, MBA, Director of Administration
Pannick joined the Audit and Compliance team nine‐months ago but has been part of the Howard University team for more than 12 years. Pannick is eager to contribute to the strategic plan to achieve long term sustainability for Howard University. | 202.865.8814