The University of California Board of Regents has appointed Alexander Bustamante as senior vice president and chief compliance and audit officer at UC’s Office of the President, effective Sept. 5. He replaces Sheryl Vacca, who left the university last year.

John Lohse has held the position on an interim basis since November 2016.

Since 2011, Bustamante has been the inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), where he was responsible for providing independent oversight of the department and its approximately 12,000 employees. He developed and implemented an integrated compliance program that reviewed all facets of the department’s operations, enabling more comprehensive guidance to the Los Angeles Police Commission in its management of the LAPD.

In his new role, Bustamante is responsible for developing and overseeing UC’s compliance and audit program and reports directly to the regents and the UC president. Functioning as an independent and objective officer, Bustamante will review and evaluate compliance and audit matters, and will lead efforts to monitor and report adherence to rules and regulations of the university and regulatory agencies.