Timothy P. Carlson joined the North Dakota University System senior staff as chief auditor in December. Carlson comes to the NDUS with over 20 years’ experience in internal auditing, risk assessment, finance and operations. His expertise includes implementing complex information systems, designing internal controls, and staff leadership and development. Carlson also brings more than seven years of executive-level experience at a regional medical center subject to multiple Federal and state regulations.
As chief auditor, Carlson is responsible for leading the university system’s internal audit function and conducting audits to mitigate risk. This position reports jointly to the State Board of Higher Education and the Chancellor.
Born and raised just north of the Twin Cities in Forest Lake, Minn., Carlson received bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and English with an emphasis in Written Communication from Concordia College. Since that time, he has lived in five states including North Dakota and, most recently, St. Louis, Mo.
His past work experience includes positions as a managing member of TPC & Associates, LLC, O Fallon, Mo.; director of internal audit for the Catholic Healthcare Audit Network, Valley City, N.D. and St. Louis, Mo.; and assistant administrator – chief internal auditor for Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Mich.
Carlson has been married for 32 years to Jill (Christensen) Carlson, a Kenmare, N.D. native. They have three daughters – Erin Allen, Courtney Carlson and Mallory Carlson – and three grandchildren.