Emory University has named Kenya Faulkner as chief compliance officer following the retirement of Kris West in 2020.

Faulkner’s more than 25 years of experience in higher education includes the University of Cincinnati, and more recently, Pennsylvania State University, where she led compliance initiatives as Penn State’s chief ethics and compliance officer. She oversaw the university’s comprehensive programs related to compliance training, athletics compliance and integrity, export controls, youth programs, ethics, and investigations.

She will report directly to Christopher Augostini, executive vice president for business administration and chief financial officer, as well as to the chair of the audit and compliance committee of the board of trustees. She is also accountable to and communicates directly with senior university executive leadership, including the presidential leadership team, the Office of Research Administration, and Emory Healthcare.