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Major Award Renamed for LSUCIA Director Glenn Sumners

07/17/2012 03:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – Glenn Sumners, director of the LSU Center for Internal Auditing and the U.J. LeGrange Endowed Professor in Accounting, was recently given a prestigious honor by the Institute of Internal Auditors. During the IIA International Conference, held July 8-11 in Boston, the institute renamed the CIA Student Highest Achievement Award after Sumners.


“It is an honor to be associated with this award,” Sumners remarked after receiving recognition at the conference.


Sumners was the driving force behind the establishment of the student award, which is now titled the Dr. Glenn Sumners Award. Since its inception in 1988, 18 LSU students have received the student highest achievement award.


“Internal auditing is an endless journey toward an ever-changing destination,” Sumners said. “I have always encouraged my students to do two significant things to prepare for the journey – join the IIA and pass the CIA. After 28 years of teaching internal audit, it is still the best advice I have.”


The Dr. Glenn Sumners Award is given to the top-scoring student globally on the international Certified Internal Auditor Exam. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full time, making his or her first exam attempt, and successfully complete all four exam parts in one calendar year.


The Center for Internal Auditing at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business is a multidisciplinary program with students from more than 20 different business and non-business majors that is considered the premier internal audit program in the world. LSUCIA serves as a model for similar programs in other schools and internationally and provides training to graduate and undergraduate students for developing an understanding about the internal auditing profession. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6221.

E. J. Ourso College of Business