Dr. Kent Ingle
A champion of innovative educational design, Dr. Kent Ingle serves as the president of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, one of the fastest growing private institutions in the nation. Under his leadership, the university has seen significant growth. Ingle has propelled the university’s enrollment from 2,546 students in 2011 to more than 8,700 students currently, with more than 100 extension sites and 13 regional campuses nationwide.
Before becoming SEU’s president in 2011, Ingle held leadership positions in higher education and the nonprofit sector. He is an expert in leading turnaround organizations and led teams through transformational change in Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle.
In the beginning of his career, 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 several notable athletes in the professional sports world, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Rose, Muhammad Ali and Carl Lewis.
Ingle is the author of several leadership books, including “Framework Leadership: Position Yourself for Transformational Change,” and the creator and host of the Framework Leadership podcast. Ingle currently serves on the Global Leadership Council for Pray.com, a social network for faith organizations and nonprofits. He is also a founding member of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.