System-wide Internal Audit Staff

Mike Batson

Batson has been TBR director of system-wide internal audit since Oct. 1, 2016, after 22 years as director of internal audit, fiscal analyst, and internal auditor at Tennessee State University. He joined state government in 1986 as a legislative auditor in the state comptroller’s office and left in 1993 for a year in the private sector before returning to state service at TSU in 1994. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and is a certified public accountant.

Name Department Contact
Mike Batson Chief Audit Executive
System-wide Internal Audit
615-366-4491 Mike.Batson@tbr.edu
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Jennifer Garoutte Investigative Audit
System-wide Internal Audit
Helen Vose Internal Auditor -TCATs
System-wide Internal Audit
615-365-1514 Helen.Vose@tbr.edu
Kate Walker Administrative Assistant III - Internal Audit
System-wide Internal Audit
615-366-4496 Kate.Walker@tbr.edu