Janet joined Rice on March 17, 2003 and has been responsible for directing the internal audit function in-house since a three-year out-sourcing of the function from 1999 to 2002.
Janet began her internal audit and consulting career in 1990 with specialization in the areas of process analysis, documentation, and improvement as well as information systems risk assessment. Before coming to Rice, her experience included 10 years of experience in three of the "Big 5" public accounting firms, and three years in industry internal audit and she had a long history of working with the University in a consulting capacity. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of College and University Auditors, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She has served on the boards of the Association of College and University Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
In her free time, Janet's interests include volunteering, reading, music, the performing arts, and active vacations. Her favorite vacation destinations include Europe, Central America, and Botswana.
Lolita joined Rice's Office of Internal Audit on November 19, 2007. As an internal auditor, she assists the Director of Internal Audit in the performance of internal audits as prescribed in the Audit Plan.
Lolita began her career in internal audit in the education arena in 1997 and has focused on compliance audits, data analysis, assessment of internal controls and special investigations for the purposes of determining fraud and/or non-compliance with prescribed polices and procedures. She has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors for over 10 years and is a Certified Government Auditing Professional.
She enjoys spending time with her family, a good mystery novel and has a love for the performing arts.
Zane joined Rice University's Internal Audit Department in August 2016. In his role as an internal auditor, he assists with the execution of university's audit plan by conducting various types of routine and risk-based audits.
Zane began his audit career in early 2011 as a fraud and compliance investigator for the State of Louisiana. In mid-2013, he moved to Houston after accepting an internal audit position in the private sector. Zane has a diverse background including experience in higher education, private industries, government, and nonprofits. He has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Outside of work, Zane enjoys traveling abroad, hiking, nature, restaurants, movies, reading, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.