Staff Biographies

Ermelinda Quintela

Ermelinda has been with NMSU since May 2005 serving in various capacities and has worked for University Advancement, Physical Science Lab (PSL), Athletics, Auxiliary Services.  Ermelinda began her academic career at the New Mexico State University NMSU Carlsbad campus, earning an associate degree in pre-business before transferring to the Las Cruces campus where she graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration and a bachelor of accountancy.  She received her Certified Public Accountant status in 1991 and earned a master of accountancy in 1994.  Over the past 29 years, Ermelinda held positions in various industries including internal auditor for El Paso Electric Company; auditor for Arthur Anderson; and several positions for State National Bank, currently known as BBVA Compass Bank, advancing from vice president/assistant controller to senior vice president/cashier.  Ermelinda has served as a volunteer and been involved with various community outreach programs and professional associations including United Blood Services, Rio Grande Girl Scout Council, Mesilla Valley Hospice, Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Council, NMSU Foundation, NMSU Alumni Association among several other community and professional organizations.

Ross Justus

Ross Justus is a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant who has been with the NMSU Office of Audit Services since June 2008.  Prior to joining the Office of Audit Services, Ross was an audit manager with Moss Adams LLP in Albuquerque, where he performed external compliance and financial statement audits of various for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including several institutions of higher education.  Including his prior experience as a Senior Auditor at KPMG LLP, Ross has over eight years experience performing external audits.  Ross has performed external audits of UNM, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, WNMU, Albuquerque TVI (now CNMCC), and Dine College.  Other experience includes serving as a divisional controller for First National Bank of Arizona.  Ross is a native of New Mexico and graduated from New Mexico State University where he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate for the College of Business.

Felipe Salcido, Jr.

Felipe is a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant who joined the Office of Audit Services in November 2011. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy. His previous experience includes working with the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces as Controller and Director of Financial Services. Prior to that employment, he worked in public accounting for Ernst & Whinney primarily performing financial audits for non-for-profit entities, state and local governments and universities. He is a member of the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Felipe is a member of the Association of College & University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Suzanne Daily

Suzanne joined the Audit Services Department in April 2013 as the IT Auditor. She is a 20-year Navy Veteran with experience as a Project Manager, Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance Manager at Naval Hospitals. In these roles, Suzanne monitored, tested, and audited systems to ensure compliance with the Department of Defense and HIPAA regulations.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management at the University of Maryland and a Master of Network & Communications Management degree at Keller Graduate School of Management.