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Whitney Madere directs Internal Audit for Virginia’s Community Colleges



Whit Madere

RICHMOND — Whit Madere brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes as he takes over as director of internal audit for Virginia’s Community Colleges.

And he’s eager to get down to business.

“The first big task of our Internal Audit team will be to reassess VCCS needs to identify those areas in which we can make the most meaningful contributions to support the system office and the individual colleges in mitigating risks and overcoming any obstacles to achieving their objectives,” Madere said.

A registered certified public accountant who’s currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education, Madere had most recently worked as assistant director in the Office of Audit and Consulting Services at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has also taught accounting at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri and auditing at Austin Community College and at St. Edward’s University, also in Austin.

Madere says he’s passionate about higher education and the opportunities it provides for students to enrich their lives and the communities they work and live in. “Joining the VCCS team gives me an opportunity to pursue my passion together with like-minded higher education academics and professionals.”

Madere holds a MBA from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Created more than 40 years ago, the VCCS is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve nearly 400,000 students a year. For more information, please visit