Cate Neeley, CIA

Cate Neeley
  • Chief Audit Executive

Contact Info

Strong Hall, Room 351
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Cate has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pittsburg State University. Before joining Internal Audit, she was in the KU Comptroller’s Office in Lawrence as an assistant director, supporting the campus’s procurement systems. Her previous work experience also includes multiple positions with Sprint’s internal audit department. She is a certified internal auditor (CIA).  In 2015, the Institute of Internal Auditors recognized Cate as an "Emerging Leader" in the internal audit profession.