W. Kent Barnds
Executive Vice President, Augustana College

W. Kent Barnds is the executive vice president at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where he oversees the offices of admissions, financial assistance and communication and marketing. Barnds has published articles in Inside Higher Education, University Business Magazine, Denver Post and Next magazine, and has served as a higher education enrollment expert to local and national media such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Post, The Daily Beast, US News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal. He also authors his own blog.