Scott M. Strong, CPA, CIA - Director
Phone: (989) 774-2317
As the Director of Internal Audit at Central Michigan University, Scott is responsible for managing a comprehensive program of internal auditing within the university in conducting or co-sourcing financial, compliance, operations and information system audits, as well as consulting and special project engagements. He reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and administratively to the University President.
Prior to joining Central Michigan University in June, 2015, Scott had over 30 years of experience in financial, compliance, operational and information technology audits. He was previously employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as the Director of Corporate and IT Audit and Advisory services and the State of Michigan Office of the Auditor General as the Deputy Auditor General and Director of Audit Operations.
Scott is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Midwestern Intergovernmental Audit Forum. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Mary Beth Leininger, CPA, CIA - Senior Auditor
Phone: (989) 774-7083
Mary Beth joined Internal Audit in November 2004, having been in public accounting for over 2 years. Mary Beth received her Bachelor of Professional Accountancy from Saginaw Valley State University, and also received her Bachelor of Science from CMU, majoring in Business Administration and Mathematics. Mary Beth serves on the Board for the Lansing Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Marcos H. Braganca, CISA, CFE - Senior IT Auditor
Phone: (989) 774-7573
joined Internal Audit at Central Michigan University in October 2016. Prior to
joining CMU, Marcos worked for approximately 8 years in Internal Audit, and
more than twenty years in Business Processes and Information Technology at Dow
Corning Corporation in Midland, Brazil and Australia.
received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University
(Midland), as well as an Associate Degree in Computer Technology from the
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA – Brazil). Marcos is a
Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner, with
memberships in ISACA, ACFE, and IIA. Marcos has also obtained certifications
as SAP BW Developer and a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Dawn Musser - Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: (989) 774-7082
Dawn joined Internal Audit in June 2011. Dawn has been with CMU for over 20 years in various departments and capacities on campus.
Rebecca Pensyl - Graduate Assistant
Becca joined Internal Audit as a student intern in January of 2018 and is currently a graduate assistant. Becca graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting and a minor in sport management in December 2018. Becca is now pursing her Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. After graduation, Becca plans to obtain her CPA license and pursue a career in auditing. Becca enjoys being a dog mom to her red lab (Rapala), coaching soccer, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
Ben Anderson - Student Intern
Ben joined Internal Audit in October of 2018. Ben is majoring in Accounting and Information Systems and will be graduating in May of 2020. After graduation, Ben plans on obtaining his CPA license and practice public accounting. In Ben's free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and playing video games.
Rob Stratton - Student Intern
Rob joined Internal Audit in October of 2018. Rob is currently majoring in Accounting and will be graduating in May of 2020. After graduation, Rob plans on earning his CPA license and would like to pursue an MBA. Rob wants to eventually work in internal audit or the controller's office for a corporation. In his free time, he likes to bike, play tennis, travel, and watch football and hockey.
CMU is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), an international professional organization dedicated to the practice of internal auditing in higher education.