Internal Audit

The purpose of the Internal Audit function at the University is to provide the Board of Trustees and senior University administration with an independent assessment of the University’s system of internal controls. 

Internal Audit examines and evaluates the controls in place to safeguard University assets, evaluates the effective use of resources, reviews compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations to protect the research and teaching mission of the University.

The University of Chicago’s Internal Audit Charter governs the activities of the University’s Internal Audit function. 


Lisa Seilheimer
Executive Director for Compliance and Internal Audit

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Lisa joined the University of Chicago in May, 2016, as the Executive Director for Compliance and Internal Audit. In this role, she oversees the compliance and internal audit functions for the University.  

Previously, she was Senior Corporate Counsel at CDW Corporation, where she provided leadership on diverse compliance and privacy matters impacting a $13 billion Fortune 500 provider of integrated technology solutions. Prior to that, she served as Senior Counsel - Litigation, at Kaplan Inc. In 2009 she was selected to serve as the Assistant Inspector General for the City of Chicago, investigating allegations of fraud, misconduct, waste, and abuse. She also served as a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she was a member of the Critical Motions and Appellate practice group. Following law school, Seilheimer was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Kermit Edward Bye of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and a Law Clerk to the Honorable Lynn J. Bush of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She holds a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law, with Honors, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, magna cum laude. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In 2015, she was selected by the Association of Corporate Counsel as a “Top 10 30-Something” for in-house counsel, a national award.

Lisa K. Seilheimer, J.D., CIPP/US
Executive Director for Compliance and Internal Audit
Phone: 773-702-3579