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Steven D. LaFever, MSA, CPA, CFE, CICA
(785) 532-5460

Steve LaFever is Director of Internal Audit at Kansas State University.  He assumed responsibility for the department in May, 2014.  He started his career as an auditor in public accounting where his clients were primarily in the governmental sector.  Later, he was an Internal Auditor with a large publicly traded insurance company.  Steve has held a variety of executive positions in higher education since 1984: controller at a small private college, associate director of internal audit at a large state university, associate director of business services at a large university foundation, treasurer at a state university, controller at a large state university, as well as, director of financial reporting and investments in a large university.  Steve has held adjunct/lecturer positions where he taught senior level accounting classes at several universities.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Tennessee Technological University and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor. 


Senior Auditor 

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Toynia Smith, CIA, CGAP
(785) 532-5413

Toynia Smith has been in the Internal Audit Office since 1998. Toynia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), is a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and a CGAP (Certified Government Auditing Professional). Her previous experience includes work in the accounting field primarily with the federal government. Prior to joining the Internal Audit Office, she had five years accounting experience in the Kansas State University Controller's Office including nearly three years in the sponsored projects area.


Senior Auditor

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Jana Clark, MBA, CIA, CICA, CRMA
(785) 532-6746

Jana Clark has been in the Internal Audit Office since 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Kansas State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Emporia State University, is a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), a CICA (Certified Internal Controls Auditor), and is Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Previous experience includes work in the accounting and finance fields, including four years in the Internal Audit office of a publicly traded company.  Jana is currently the Distance Learning Director for the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of educational webinars to the ACUA members both nationally and internationally.