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Chief Audit Executive

What drew you to the higher education world?

After spending 30 years in healthcare finance, it was time for a change. I returned to where it all started - SFA, my alma mater. Most people do not know that my initial plan was to teach high school math! 

What do you enjoy most about your role at SFA?

Learning. I love learning new things. In my role, I have the opportunity to explore how things are done across campus. It is amazing how many moving pieces are necessary to carry out SFA's mission. As a bonus, I get to meet people that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to. 

What do you hope students gain from SFA?

Home. I hope that students find SFA home, a place where they can grow, learn, and gain a meaningful education that will propel them into becoming successful in life. 

What are you passionate about outside of your role at SFA?

Faith and family. I love all things family, including being a grandmother. I am active in my church and enjoy serving others. My husband, Mark, and I can be seen at most SFA volleyball games.


  • Chief Audit Executive
    SFA (2022 - Present)
  • Assistant Chief Audit Executive
    SFA (2020 - 2022)
  • Assistant Director Audit Services
    SFA (2017 – 2020)
  • Risk and Compliance Auditor
    SFA (2016 – 2017)
  • Chief Informatics Officer
    Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital (2016)
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital (1999 – 2015)
  • Controller
    Lufkin Memorial Hospital (1995 – 1999)
  • Controller
    Nacogdoches Medical Center (1990 – 1995)
  • Financial Analyst
    Nacogdoches Medical Center (1987 – 1990)
  • Information Technology
    Nacogdoches Medical Center (1985 – 1987)


  • Master of Business Administration
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
    Stephen F. Austin State University

Awards / Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Texas Association of College and University Auditors, Past President and Board Member
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association Life Member
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Nacogdoches graduate