Beth Buse was appointed the Executive Director of the Office of Internal Auditing for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System in July 2010. She is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and advice on issues and operations that present material risk to the system and its 32 colleges and universities. She is also responsible for the operation and management of the Office of Internal Auditing. Prior to her appointment, she had been the Deputy Director of Internal Auditing for the system for eleven years. She began her career at the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor where she held various positions for nine years. She also worked in system development audit at Norwest Financial Services.
Ms. Buse graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Since graduation, she has supplemented her accounting degree with numerous management information system courses. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and passed the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) exam in May of 2007.
Ms. Buse is active in many professional organizations, including the Minnesota State Society of CPAs and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She has held many leadership roles including President of the local ISACA chapter. She currently serves on the board of the Twin Cities chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.