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Kent began his work at Southwestern University in March 2001. His focus has since been on assisting alumni, parents and friends of the University interested in making gifts to support students, faculty and the mission of the institution. He previously served in a similar position at Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.), where he provided leadership during the university’s successful $100 million campaign. Kent’s development career began at Boston University in 1988. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He and wife, Linde, reside in Georgetown. They have four children, Chelsie, Mitch, Austin and Brad, and several grandchildren. Kent enjoys spending time with his family.