Kent Stanley, Vice President for University Advancement

Address: 224 Alumni & Foundation Center
Phone: 507-389-2021


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Physical Education
Trinity Western University, '84

Master of Arts, Athletic Administration
Fresno State University, '89

Sports Law, United States Sports Academy, 1988
Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2018

About Kent

I was raised in the Canadian pacific northwest in a logging, mining and mill town. I’m a first-generation college graduate in a second career. My first career was as a college and pro basketball coach. I’ve been married for 30+ years and have two awesome children who are both in college. Everyday I try to do two things at work: raise a little bit more money to help one more student go to college, and invest in the lives & careers of the people I work with.

For Fun

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is, “It’s not what you know, or even who you know…it’s who knows you!”

If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be coaching college basketball or soccer.

The most important thing I learned in college is how to learn.

My favorite inspirational quote is: “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond.” --Coach Lou Holtz

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