Meet the Staff

Texas State University System
Office of Internal Audit

Beaumont, TX 77710

Ramona Stricklan, CIA, CFE

(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
(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.

Richard ‘Rick’ Cummings

Senior IT Auditor
(409) 880 2361

Rick has over thirty years IT Audit and Management experience with expertise in information systems controls, computer forensics and project management. Rick is returning to Texas State University System part time as the Senior IT Auditor, serving the Lamar Components.  Rick has a BBA from Western Michigan University and through the years achieved recognition as a Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI), Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Rick is an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hiking and cycling.

Marylyn Byrd, CPA

Senior Auditor
(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.

Daphne Lee, CPA

(409) 880-7660

Daphne has over thirteen years in auditing and accounting, with a diverse background across multiple industries and in various roles. Daphne has over five years internal audit experience in performing operational, compliance and financial audits. She also has over four years experience in public accounting and four years experience in fixed asset accounting. Daphne joined the Texas State University System – Lamar Components’ auditing team in January 2022.

Daphne received her B.B.A and M.P.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, but spent her first two years of college attending Lamar University. Daphne is a Certified Public Accountant.