Dr. Kent Ingle
President, Southeastern University
BA in Broadcast Journalism, Vanguard University
On February 1, 2011, Dr. Kent Ingle began serving as Southeastern University’s 15th president. Under his leadership the university has made tremendous strides. In the fall of 2013, Southeastern University brought in its largest freshman cohort in the school’s history. In addition, this fall the university witnessed the largest enrollment since its founding in 1935.
New building projects are underway, which include a state-of-the-art football stadium as well as a new building to house the College of Health and Natural Sciences. Both are scheduled to be completed in fall of 2014. The administration has also successfully implemented a shared-governance model.
Dr. Ingle has a heart for students. He is passionate about educating and preparing students for Christ-centered leadership and service. The SEU faculty and staff are excited about the university’s continued academic and spiritual growth under his leadership.
Before becoming SEU’s president, Dr. Ingle served as the dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. Ingle’s professional ministry experience included eight years as a college professor and 15 years of pastoral leadership to two congregations — one in Los Angeles and the other in Chicago.
His pastoral focus was to lead turnaround churches. He loved helping people discover their unique, God-given design, which they then used to make a significant contribution to a Christ-centered, missional ministry in the surrounding community.
Prior to entering professional ministry, Dr. Ingle spent 10 years as a television sports anchor for NBC and CBS. He started as an anchor at the age of 18 in Bakersfield, California, and finished his career in Los Angeles. He covered many professional sports teams and interviewed hundreds of notable people in the professional sports world, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Rose, Muhammad Ali and Carl Lewis.
An ordained Assemblies of God minister since 1988, Dr. Ingle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Vanguard University of Southern California and later completed his Master of Theological Studies at Vanguard. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.