Staff

Staff Directory

Eloise H. Covalt, CPA

Chief Audit Officer

Phone: 828.262.2286
E-mail: covalteh@appstate.edu

Eloise joined the Office of Internal Audits in May 2008. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of auditing and accounting. Her professional history includes extensive internal and external auditing experience in conducting financial and compliance audits, as well as confidential investigations. Prior to joining the University, she worked in public accounting as an Audit Manager. Eloise received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in both California and North Carolina.

Kristin B. Gragg, CIA, CRMA

Audit Manager

Phone: 828.262.6117
E-mail: graggkb@appstate.edu

Kristi joined the Office of Internal Audits in March 2010. Prior to that, she worked as the Financial Secretary at Grace Lutheran Church and at Samaritan's Purse in their Finance and Projects Departments. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with majors in Accounting and Management. Kristi has earned two designations from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA): Certified Internal Auditor (2012) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (2018). She is a member of the IIA, the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and the UNC Auditors Association (UNCAA). She has served as Secretary and as Treasurer of the UNCAA. She has also participated on a Peer Review Team for an external agency's Quality Assurance Review, as required by IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Sorina McInturff, CFE

Internal Auditor - Journey

Phone: 828.262.6115
E-mail: mcinturffs@appstate.edu

Sorina has been with Appalachian State University since 2005 and has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Sorina joined the Office of Internal Audits in February 2016. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting). Sorina is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).

Faith Cope

Internal Auditor - Contributing

Phone: 828.262.2281
E-mail: copefr@appstate.edu

Faith joined the Office of Internal Audits in November 2019. She is a graduate of Lees McRae College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting). Faith has been employed with Appalachian State University since 2017, previously working with Advancement and Facilities Operations prior to joining the Office of Internal Audits.

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