William Harrison

The Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy Services comprises two independent and objective functions supporting the vision, goals, and aims of the University of Vermont, through working in partnership with university and academic leadership to address risks, assess internal controls, and improve the university's governance and business processes.


William Harrison was appointed Chief Internal Auditor in March 2010, reporting directly to the Audit Committee of the University of Vermont board of trustees. Mr. Harrison's role is to report to university leadership and the board Audit Committee whether the university is following its financial, compliance, and operational policies and procedures.

Prior to joining the university, Mr. Harrison served as the Director of Sponsored Programs Accounting at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Deputy Associate Inspector General for Audit at the National Science Foundation. Since 2016, Mr. Harrison has also served as president of the Green Mountain chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, an international professional association serving the needs of Vermonters by providing audit training and other professional development opportunities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Brockport and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Reporting Units:

  • Audit Services
  • Compliance and Privacy Services

Contact Information

48 University Place
Billings Library, Room B153
Burlington, VT 05405
Email: William.Harrison@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-3086

Website: Office of Audit and Compliance Services


Administrative Assistant

Amy Vile
Phone: 802-656-3086
Email: Amy.Vile@uvm.edu

Director of Compliance Services and Chief Privacy Officer

Tessa Lucey
Phone: 802-656-0847
Email: Tessa.Lucey@uvm.edu