Agnessa Vartanova named associate vice president of Internal Audit for University of Colorado

Accounting professional previously served in corporate leadership posts
By Staff


Note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect title. The correct title is associate vice president of Internal Audit.

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday named Agnessa Vartanova associate vice president of Internal Audit.

The board voted on the appointment during a special meeting, which was held remotely. A video recording of the meeting is posted here.

Vartanova comes to CU from DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 company in Colorado, where she was director of enterprise risk services. Previously, she served in corporate leadership positions at TTEC Holdings Inc. and Ball Corporation, also a Colorado-based Fortune 500 company, where her roles included financial planning and analysis manager, and internal audit director for corporate and global packaging.

“Agnessa Vartanova brings considerable experience and expertise to this important position at CU,” said Board of Regents Chairman Glen Gallegos. “She has a track record of leadership at some of Colorado’s leading companies and she will be a wonderful addition to the CU team.”

The associate vice president of Internal Audit reports directly to the Board of Regents and the Regents Audit Committee.

Vartanova earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Wyoming, and a professional graduate certificate in corporate sustainability and innovation from the Harvard Extension School.

She takes over for Kevin Sisemore, who served in the role since 2013 and recently retired from CU.

“It is my honor and privilege to join the Internal Audit team at the University of Colorado,” Vartanova said. “I look forward to serving this distinguished institution and supporting the Board of Regents and system administration in the achievement of their strategic goals and mission.”

The Department of Internal Audit provides independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the university’s operations. It helps the university accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of university processes related to university-wide risk management, control and governance.