Mary Knight

Special Asst to SVP & CFO
The University of Texas at Austin

Mary E. Knight has worked at The University of Texas at Austin for thirty-six years. She is currently serving as the Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President and CFO responsible for overseeing Budget and Financial Information Systems and handling special projects and analyses for the University. She previously served as Associate Vice President for Finance, Budget Director, Payroll Manager, and Assistant Director in the Office of Internal Audits. During 2015, she served as Interim Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Knight graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting. She is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Texas, a professional development program for women.

Knight is currently serving as the Treasurer of The Bakari Foundation, and previously served on the Boards of the University Federal Credit Union and the Austin Child Guidance Center. She continues to volunteer with the Austin Child Guidance Center and previously volunteered as a mentor with the Horns Helping Horns program for university students with limited resources.

Presentation experience:
The Budgeting Process for Public Universities in Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Leadership Conference, November 2018 (annual presentation)

The University of Texas at Austin Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 and upcoming 2020-2021 Legislative Process, guest presenter for the Economics and Finance of Higher Education class, October 2018 (annual presentation)

McComb's School of Business, Executive Management and Leadership Program, February 2018 (semi-annual presentation)

A View from the Cloud, Workday Rising Customer Panel, November 2014

Shared Services in Higher Education, Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO), April 2014

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