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Meet the Staff

Texas State University System
Office of Internal Audit

Beaumont, TX 77710

Ramona Stricklan, CIA, CFE

Director
mstricklan@lamar.edu
(409) 880-1766

Ramona serves as the Director for the Office of Internal Audit for the Lamar Components reporting directly to the Chief Audit Executive for the Texas State University System. Ramona received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lamar University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Ramona has over fourteen years of experience in accounting which includes being a controller for a non-profit for over five years. Additionally, she has over seventeen years of combined experience in auditing within the healthcare industry and higher education.

Ranita Nunn, CIA, CPA

Senior IT Auditor
ranita.nunn@lamar.edu
(409) 880-2362

Ranita has over thirty years of internal audit and accounting experience performing operational, compliance, IT and financial audits in multiple industries. The past fifteen years were spent as an Operational and IT Audit Manager for a large healthcare system and as Accounting Policy and Control Manager for a Fortune100 Manufacturing and Financial Services corporation. She joined the Texas State University System – Lamar Components auditing team as a Senior IT Auditor in February 2021 and has expertise in auditing many areas of IT, such as IT General Controls, Data Governance, Data Management, Project Management, IT End-User Application Management and IT Asset Management.

Ranita is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Austin chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA). She received her BLS in Finance and MBA in eCommerce from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. In her free time, she likes spending time with her daughter and granddaughter, researching family history, traveling and painting.

Marylyn Byrd, CPA

Internal Auditor
marylyn.byrd@lamar.edu
(409) 880-7659

Marylyn has twelve years of experience in auditing and accounting with expertise in internal and external audit and compliance, governmental accounting, management, financial reporting, strategic planning, human resources, and tax preparation. Marylyn is a proud Lamar University alumna, having received a BBA in Accounting and an MBA with an Accounting concentration. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Marylyn is heavily involved in the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) having served in various leadership roles at the chapter level including as President of the Southeast Texas Chapter and she is currently serving as a State Director. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Texas Association of College and University Auditors (TACUA), and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). During her career, she has been the recipient of the Southeast Texas 40 under 40 Award, the TXCPA Rising Star Award and led the Southeast Texas Chapter of the TXCPA in receiving the Outstanding Small Chapter Award and the CPA-PAC Highest Percentage of Contributors Award during her year as President. She is a graduate of the TXCPA Leadership Development Institute.

Marylyn is married to her wonderful husband, Jared, whom she met at Lamar, and has two young sons. She is a Disney lover, an avid cruiser, and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in her free time.