Leadership Team Members

Toni Stephens

Responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the internal audit function in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Toni

tstephens@utdallas.edu
972-883-4876

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 1992 – present
  • Previous audit experience at the Texas State Auditor’s Office
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

  • Board Member of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and member of Audit Committee
  • Community Advisory Board Member of DISD Audit Committee
  • ACUA Faculty Member and Recognition Committee Chair
  • Member of the UT Dallas Center for Internal Auditing Advisory Board
  • Past President and Past Professional Education Chair of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA)
  • Past Board Member and President of the Texas Association of College and University Auditors
  • Recipient of the ACUA Excellence in Service Award
  • Recipient of the Aaron Saylors Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Chapter, Dallas IIA
Rene Herrera

The Information Technology (IT) Audit Manager manages teams that conduct IT audits and evaluates and tests IT controls for other internal audits in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Rene

rene.herrera@utdallas.edu
972-883-2540

  • Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2018 – present and 2001 – 2011
  • Previous audit experience at Army Air Force Exchange Services and Baylor Health Care System
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Rob Hopkins

The Audit Manager assists in managing teams on assurance audits, investigations, and consulting engagements in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Rob

rob.hopkins@utdallas.edu
972-883-2240

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2008 – present
  • Previous experience in corporate finance and bank investigations
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Professional Staff Members

Chris Robinette

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Auditor III performs advanced professional auditing of all University operations in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Chris

crobinette@utdallas.edu
972-883-2694

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Sociology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2017 – present
  • Previous experience with the US Army and with managing technical services
  • Security+
Joshua Bennett

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Auditor II performs intermediate professional auditing of all University operations in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Joshua

joshua.bennett@utdallas.edu
972-883-2405

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with Honors, at Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2018 – present
  • Previous experience in university housing and residential programs and in corporate finance
Caitlin Cummins

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Auditor II performs intermediate professional auditing of all University operations in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Caitlin

caitlin.cummins@utdallas.edu
972-883-2695

  • Masters of Professional Accounting at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting at Stephen F. Austin State University

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2018 – present
  • Previous experience in university finance as a graduate assistant
Jesson Gil

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Auditor II performs intermediate professional auditing of all University operations in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act.

Contact Jesson

jesson.gil@utdallas.edu
972-883-4813

  • Masters of Business Administration at Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2019 – present
  • Previous experience at Texas State University, University of California Berkeley, TCU, and food service management and operations
Casey Hennigan-Williams

The Audit Assistant provides executive, administrative, audit, and analytical support to the office. Performs many tasks, including working on special projects and basic audit procedures.

Contact Casey

Cassandra.Hennigan-Williams@utdallas.edu
972-883-2693

  • Bachelor of Biology and Bachelor of Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

  • The University of Texas at Dallas: 2014 – present
  • Previous experience in procurement management, data entry, community support.