September 19, 2008

Labonte named executive director of audits

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kim Labonte, a certified public accountant with 15 years of state agency auditing experience, has been selected by Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard to serve as the SIU system’s new executive director of audits.

Labonte, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Springfield, currently works as a senior audit manager for the Illinois Office of the Auditor General. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime SIU employee and former Executive Director of Audits Ron Cremeens.

“Kim’s extensive experience with Auditor General (William) Holland’s office, and her strong record of effectively managing complex public audits, made her the ideal candidate for this very important position on our management team,” Poshard said. “We welcome her to the SIU family and look forward to her professional contribution to the financial strength of this university.”

Labonte, who begins work Oct. 1, will be based on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

(For more information, contact Dave Gross, Office of the President, 217/545-8080).