Ruth Lopez has more than 10 years of accounting experience. She served in the UNLV Controller’s Office from 2001 to 2006. Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in education, with concentrations in history and mathematics, from the University of Puerto Rico. She also completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1983 from Herbert H. Lehman College in New York City. She is responsible for reviewing award documents to ensure proper classification in the financial system; ensuring that expenses are reasonable and allowable under the specific award; approving purchases of equipment, supplies, services, and employment documents; invoicing sponsors for expenses incurred; and completing all financial reports required by the sponsors.