University Compliance Office

The Compliance Office partners with compliance professionals across campus to ensure the University meets legal and policy requirements and acts consistently with our ethical standards and institutional values.


Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 866-364-1908

Compliance Office
Administration Building, 114
1401 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: 520-621-6436
Email: complianceoffice@email.arizona.edu 
(Email is not anonymous – for anonymous reports, please use the hotline)

Compliance professionals are encouraged to sign up for the UA Compliance email list, compliance@list.arizona.edu. Please also consult the Compliance Professionals Resource Library, which includes past event materials and FAQs about compliance on campus.


To learn more about UA's compliance strategy for campus, please consult the UA Compliance Plan, approved on 6/7/19:

Compliance Office Staff


Ilya Smith, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer

Ilya Smith J.D. - Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer

Ilya Smith brings to the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer role almost two decades of legal practice experience comprising a wide-variety of regulatory compliance work.  Her experience includes advising institutions of higher education in an array of regulatory matters and investigations—including Privacy and GDPR, Export Controls, ADA/504 Compliance, Clery Act, Title IX investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and others.

Before joining the University of Arizona, Ilya was Chief Privacy Officer and Sr. Associate General Counsel in a system of 10 community colleges.  A graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.) and the University of Illinois (J.D.), Ilya is happy to make her home in beautiful and sunny Tucson. 



Carrie Foote, Director, Enterprise Privacy Governance

Carrie Foote – Director, Enterprise Privacy Governance

Carrie Foote is an accomplished compliance and privacy professional with experience in building compliance and privacy programs in highly regulated areas. Her experience includes contract procurement and review, HIPAA privacy, creating and implementing audit tools and models, policy drafting, professional development, systems and program development to ensure compliance with federal, state, and contract requirements, and cross-departmental collaborations to unify compliance professionals in decentralized systems.  

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Carrie was the Chief Operating and Compliance Officer for a regional mental health agency.  She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development.


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Danielle Oxnam, Executive Associate

Danielle Oxnam - Executive Associate, Ethics & Compliance Coordinator

Danielle Oxnam joined the Compliance Office in 2019 and now shares her time with the Office of University Initiatives. She is a native Tucsonan and alum of the University of Arizona. Most recently, she attended Vanderbilt University where she completed her master’s degree in theological studies and worked for the Vanderbilt Library.

Danielle is thrilled to be back in her hometown and work for her alma mater to strengthen and better the University of Arizona community.