Programs Champions

Colby Lakas

SOA Director of Recruiting and Professional Development


  • MAcc, Auburn University, 2005
  • BSBA, Accountancy, Auburn University, 2004

Professional Activities

Mrs. Lakas serves the School of Accountancy campus undergraduates in their recruiting and professional development activities. As the Beta Alpha Psi and Rising Accountant & Analyst Program faculty advisor, she also coordinates employer relations and the bi-annual Meet the Firms accounting career fair. She is the instructor of record for the ACCT 3810 Professional Development in Accountancy and ACCT 4920 Accounting Internship courses.

Prior to joining academia, Lakas worked for seven years in Big 4 public accounting.  During her tenure at Deloitte in Atlanta, she worked as an auditor, campus recruiter, and regional campus recruiting manager. She is a licensed CPA in the states of Georgia and Alabama.