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Karen Kent

Karen Kent 

Director, MBA Program/Major Chair,  Health Care Administration 

DeSales University 

I have been in this role for two years, previous working 13 years at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio University, and Penn State University in State College. 

My proudest moment at DeSales has been watching our students successfully complete our MBA program during this COVID-19 Pandemic year. Our students are balancing leading organizations, supporting their families and dedicating their efforts to successfully learn new skills and knowledge. I am in awe of their ability to focus and excel. Our staff and faculty have also been phenomenal in supporting our students during this time. 

Teaching is such a gratifying experience, as you see individuals develop and learn right before your eyes. I remain connected to my students for many years, and I continue to learn from them.  

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, making meals and taking trips. I also enjoy volunteering in the community and look forward to helping at vaccination sites this summer. I am looking forward to spring so I can plant my garden and enjoy a good book on the beach! 

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