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Christine Blakney is the Managing Director of Student Business Services and has been in this role since 2009. Her areas of oversight include Tuition and Fee billing and collections, Third Party and student receivables management, refunding, developing policies and procedures for the Bursar's office, and contributing to the strategic mission of the university by participating both on state and national levels regarding legislative and policy initiatives. A member of the NACUBO Student Financial Services Council and former president of Texas BUC$, she is also the current TASSCUBO SBS Committee Chair. She has served on 2 negotiated rulemaking committees for the state of Texas to draft effective rules for extensive higher education benefits for students. She has contributed articles for several higher education publications both online and in print and most recently presented as part of a panel at the 2016 NACUBO Annual Conference - Ensuring Student Success through the Business Office. Blakney was previously employed as Director of Accounting for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Prior to that she has over 11 years experience in various manager level positions at other profit and non-profit corporations in the accounting and financial reporting departments. Christy also serves on various volunteer committees to support youth and first responders. A 1992 graduate of Texas Tech University, she is a CPA and has a Master's of Science in Accounting.