Duane Morris is pleased to welcome Nicholas Kent to the Chicago office as Senior Education Policy Advisor.

Mr. Kent works with Duane Morris' Education Policy Team on issues involving the highly regulated field of education. Mr. Kent advises in areas encompassing the federal student financial assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education; regional, national and programmatic/specialized accreditation; state authorization; and related federal and state legislative, regulatory and policy matters. Mr. Kent also has experience in pre-K-12 education.

Mr. Kent's leadership experience in both the private and public sectors informs his approach in supporting nonprofit, public and proprietary postsecondary institutions, higher education associations, accrediting agencies, education companies and schools. His previous roles include serving as Senior Vice President of Policy and Research for the Career Education Colleges and Universities and serving as Director of Policy, Planning and Research at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Kent earned his bachelor's degree in political science from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his master's degree in higher education administration with a concentration in policy from The George Washington University. He is a current member of the Association for Education Finance and Policy and is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to higher education policy and regulation.