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Justus named new chief audit officer at New Mexico State University

Ross Justus has been chosen to be New Mexico State University's next chief audit officer. Justus, an audit manager and assistant director with NMSU's Office of Audit Services since 2008, was one of three finalists for the position.

Ross Justus has been named chief audit officer for New Mexico State University. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Justus is a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant and New Mexico State University graduate. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate for NMSU's College of Business in December 1999.

Prior to joining the Office of Audit Services, Justus was an audit manager with Moss Adams LLP in Albuquerque. There he performed external compliance and financial statement audits of various for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including several institutions of higher education. He also has served as a divisional controller for the First National Bank of Arizona and worked in public accounting for KPMG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory services firm.

He is a native of Los Alamos, N.M., and a lifelong New Mexico resident.