With over 20 years of college admissions experience, Blakley leads the admissions team at Georgia’s Designated Public Liberal Arts University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling's Government Relations Committee as Co-Chair for the Georgia Legislative Day. Blakley has led efforts that have resulted in increased freshman and transfer applications, a superior freshman academic profile, and increased student retention. Being a first generation college student and a graduate of the Saint Louis Public School System, Blakley has a passion for helping students and admission professionals achieve their goals and has the pleasure of leading a team at a university that supports this vision.
Blakley holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL and a Master’s in Guidance & Counseling from Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO.