Kent BarndsKent Barnds is the Executive Vice President for External Relations – Advancement, Communication, Enrollment & Planning – at Augustana College.

Kent Barnds joined Augustana College in the summer of 2005 as Executive Vice President for External Relations. Today, he oversees the offices of admissions, financial assistance, communication and marketing, web services, development, alumni relations, athletic program fundraising, parent relations and WVIK—Augustana Public Radio.

Kent has also published articles in Inside Higher Ed, University Business Magazine, Denver Post and the Huffington Post, and has served as a higher education enrollment expert to local and national media such at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Post, The Daily Beast, U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal.

Kent has written about staff development and performance management in admissions, and has developed a set of performance assessment tools to use in college admissions. He is a frequent presenter on topics about affordability, value and worth as they relate to the college experience.