Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Cindy Yu

Main content start

Title: Director

Contact Information: Stanford Directory Profile


Cindy joined Stanford in August 2010 and is a Director of Internal Audit, which you can find more information about here. In this role, Cindy provides oversight on assurance, advisory, and other special projects for Stanford University and Stanford Management Company. For over 13 years at Stanford, Cindy has led multiple staff in financial, operational, compliance, and investigation projects, implemented annual audit plans for key enterprise risk management areas, and has prior experience managing projects for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital. Cindy is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors, Institute of Internal Auditors, Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA), and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Prior to joining Stanford, Cindy served as a Lead Auditor for Blue Shield of California in San Francisco. Cindy has over 30 years of auditing and accounting experience in various industries, including healthcare, airport, marine terminals, entrepreneurial companies, and nonprofits.

Cindy is a past ISACA Vice President in the Portland, Oregon chapter and coordinated member events. Cindy has directed and implemented the Project Portfolio Management function for the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) and was integral in conducting integrated reviews for enterprise risk management areas.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Auditor.