Chief Compliance Officer
Karol Riedman is the Chief Compliance Officer for the North Dakota University System. The Chief Compliance Officer supports the North Dakota University System’s eleven institutions in a collective effort to promote a culture of ethical behavior and compliance. She oversees the NDUS Compliance and Ethics Program, which includes establishing appropriate standards and procedures, conducting effective education and training, and developing regular monitoring and auditing processes to track compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations, including risk assessment. Karol manages the NDUS Fraud Hotline and is the NDUS liaison to the ND EPSCoR Steering Committee. Additional compliance information and resources can be found on the Compliance and Ethics webpage.
Karol began her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota, and completed bachelor degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Music at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. She earned a Master of Public Administration at the University of Mary, with a concentration in Virtuous Leadership. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).
After working in public accounting for 25 years, including ten years with her own private firm, Karol moved to the state government sector. She initiated the internal audit function at the ND Department of Health and served as its Chief Audit Executive until joining the ND University System as Compliance Officer in 2016.