UTHSCT hires new internal auditor; three employees achieve professional certification

Thursday, April 10, 2008

David Hullum has been named the new administrative director of internal audit at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

In addition, Cheryl Bray, Gwendolyn Cuba, and Sherre Holmes, all procurement officers in the Purchasing Department, have recently achieved professional certification.

Hullum comes to UTHSCT from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he was a supervisor in the internal audit department from February 2006 to March 2008.

Before that, Hullum was supervisor of internal audit at UTHSCT from November 2003 to January 2006.

Hullum is a certified internal auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Health Care Compliance Association, and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors.

He has 22 years of accounting and auditing experience.

Hullum has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Of the three employees who achieved certification, Bray and Cuba both passed the exam to be certified Texas purchasers.

Before taking the exam, they were required to complete courses in basic and advanced public purchasing. The CTP certification allows them to authorize competitive purchases up to $100,000.

Before coming to UTHSCT this past January, Bray worked as a buyer for a Lindale manufacturing company for eight years.

In addition, she is a certified nurse assistant and has worked in the home health care field.

Cuba has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jarvis Christian College and an associate degree in business administration from Tyler Junior College.

She has worked at UTHSCT for seven years.

Holmes passed the exam to be a certified Texas procurement manager.

Before taking the exam, Holmes was required to complete courses in basic and advanced public purchasing, cost and price analysis, and negotiations and contract management.

Becoming a certified Texas procurement manager is the next step after the CTP and allows her to authorize competitive purchases over $100,000.

Holmes has a bachelor’s in business management from LeTourneau University.

Before joining UTHSCT in late 2006, she was a contract buyer for an Air Force Reserve command in Georgia.

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