Kent Ingle named president of Southeastern University
December 15, 2010
Southeastern University has named Kent Ingle its next president. The appointment ends a 20-month search for the 75-year-old Lakeland university’s new leader. Southeastern University is the Assemblies of God’s largest university.
Ingle, 48, is currently dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash., another Assemblies of God school. He will take the reins as president of the private liberal arts school on Feb. 1.
Wayne Blackburn, a member of the Board of Regents who chaired the Presidential Search Committee, says Ingle’s recommendation came in the wake of grueling interviews and expansive evaluations by both the committee and SIMA International, an executive search firm retained for the hunt.
“Dr. Ingle surfaced as a credible candidate with a vision for the future, the academic credentials and an understanding of the university system, and a heart for students,” says Blackburn, pastor of Lakeland’s Victory Church and a Southeastern University alumnus.