FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

Internal Audit

The Office of Internal Audit functions as an independent resource to provide timely and relevant audit, review and consulting services that will assist the University community in the effective discharge of their responsibilities.

Our team is focused on providing Florida Gulf Coast University with constructive  feedback that encourages continuous quality improvement.

We hope you will take time to learn more about our department and the ways we can help you improve business processes and internal controls, manage risks, evaluate compliance and achieve your unit’s objectives.

What are Internal Controls?

Internal controls are processes designed to help the University accomplish specific goals or objectives in the following categories:

  1. Effectiveness and efficiency of operations
  2.  Reliability of financial reporting
  3. Compliance with laws and regulations.

They are a means by which the University's resources are directed, monitored, and measured. Internal controls play an important role in preventing and detecting fraud and protecting the University’s assets, both tangible and intangible. 

Control activities include, but are not limited to: approvals, authorizations, verifications, reconciliations, reviews of operating performance, security of assets and segregation of duties.

Get more information on internal controls


Select items to view/print/download:

Overview of Risk and Controls

Management Control Policy

Internal Audit Charter

Post Audit Feedback Form

(Please complete form and return to Internal Audit via inter-office mail)

Services and Resources

  • Services Provided

  • Professional Standards

  • Internal Audit Mission

  • FGCU Whistle-Blower Protection

  •  Privacy Statement

  • Internal Audit Newsletter and Archives

  • Accounting, Auditing and State of Florida Government Links

Meet Our Team

Bill Foster
Office:  SOVIMOD1-139
Phone: 239-590-1709
Viviana Lauke
 Internal Auditor III
Office:  SOVIMOD1-140
Phone: 239-745-4439
Jena Valerioti
Internal Auditor III
Office:  SOVIMOD1-137
Phone: 239-590-1708
Ron Tortorello
OPS Internal Auditor
Office:  SOVIMOD1-140
Phone: 239-745-4559
Leslie Marone
 Internal Auditor II
Office:  SOVIMOD1-138
Phone: (239) 590-1117
Lydia Paternoster
 Internal Auditor I
Office:  SOVIMOD1-141
Phone: (239) 590-1258


We’re Here to Answer Your Questions.

Office of Internal Audit 
Florida Gulf Coast University 
10501 FGCU Boulevard South 
South Village Modular One -139
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565