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Clay Simmons

Vice President & Chief Integrity Officer

Phone Number: 940-565-4142

Clay Simmons oversees programs designed to promote and maintain the university's culture of respect and honesty, builds ethics consciousness into the daily activities of faculty and staff, and maintains the university's compliance with the law in the increasingly complex higher education regulation environment. He directs the Office of University Integrity & Compliance, which supports the university in risk assessment, training and general education, operational support, effort coordination, and monitoring of program effectiveness.

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As̈a Johnson

Integrity Officer 

Phone Number: 940-565-4142

As̈a Johnson has over 14 years of administrative management and operations experience, 7 of those in compliance, is a UNT Alumni, served in varying capacities in a number of committees, and served as the executive assistant in the UIC office since 2015 until she transitioned to the role of Integrity Officer. She ensures the smooth business operations of the office and the progression of the Compliance and Ethics Program effectiveness through her partnership with the Chief Integrity Officer in strategic analysis, planning, coordination, and execution of projects created to address the needs of the university community. 

Toni Sorsdal

Compliance Manager

Phone Number: 940-369-7902

Toni Sorsdal has served in the Healthcare industry since 2014 aiding elderly and ailing populations. Her background includes an Accounting degree from Texas A&M University, auditing experience in highly regulated industries, recruiting, compliance, and quality assurance. She is experienced in recognizing procedural gaps, inefficiencies, and improving processes by incorporating compliance guidance, quality assurance standards, and "best practices". As the Compliance Manager, she is responsible for a number of compliance components including managing Designated healthcare Components as the HIPAA Compliance Officer, contributing to UIC's Compliance Awareness Walk (CAW), evaluating training education modules for effectiveness, conducting campus-wide periodic reviews and monitoring efforts, and more. 

Kari Gerner

Records Compliance Officer

Phone Number: 940-565-4171
Website: Institutional Records Management Program

Kari Gerner is responsible for the direction of the Institutional Records Management Program, serving UNT System, UNT, and UNT Dallas. The position leads institutional records and information management initiatives and provides consultation to all areas of the institution on a vast array of information management policies, procedures, and systems.

Luis Rivas

Director, PCI Compliance & Merchant Svcs

Phone Number: 940-565-2120 
Website: PCI Compliance and Merchant Services

Luis Rivas oversees the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance program focused on proactively protecting customers' account data throughout all UNT System campuses. Working closely with UNT campus departments and merchant banks he implements controls and processes while promoting and creating a secure credit card acceptance environment. Reduction of risk is crucial by ensuring that systems and procedures align with university policy while adhering to the global PCI Security Standards Council rules.  


Angela Benitez

Compliance Specialist

Phone Number: 940-3696217 

Angela Benitez brings with her experience from a financial institution where she led a team responsible for compiling daily financial data; as a financial representative, she supported customers with resources, investment recommendations, and general account assistance.  She joined UNT as a full-time staff member in 2022 with the College of Business where she successfully supported the Departments of Management and Accounting.  Angela has a BBA in Management and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Workforce Leadership and Development at UNT. As UIC’s Compliance Specialist, she will assist the Compliance Manager in conducting campus-wide periodic reviews and monitoring efforts and ensuring university training compliance.  In addition, Angela will support the Director, PCI Compliance and Merchant Services, in producing and promoting a secure credit card environment that adheres to PCI Security Standards.  

Richmond Reyes

Director of University Policy

Phone Number: 940-565-2335
Website: University Policy

Richmond Reyes oversees institutional policies for the university. His goals are to foster clarity of governance through timely stakeholder reviews and transparent communication of policy updates with the campus community, as well as provide policy and procedure development, training, assistance, and resources.

Eric Sullivan, MPS

Clery Compliance Coordinator

Phone Number: (940) 565-2161

Eric "Sully" Sullivan manages the Clery Compliance program for the University. His goal is to foster a positive and transparent atmosphere by establishing and building upon internal and external relationships within our campus community. Sully also works as a subject matter expert with stakeholders from across the institution to provided resources, training, and develop processes to ensure compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. 



Christina Rucker

Administrative Coordinator


Christina Rucker oversees administrative responsibilities for the University Integrity & Compliance Department. Her goal is to foster a positive and welcoming atmosphere centered around effective communication, productivity, and a passion for compliance.