Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Morgan Kent is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration while serving as a Executive Assistant/Assistant Academic Counselor for the Rankin M. Smith Sr. Academic Center. She was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed her Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy and Management at the University of Georgia in December of 2018. During her undergraduate degree, Morgan had the opportunity to study abroad in China for a month to learn about the country’s government, economy, and culture. She participated in cultural activities with the students of Beijing International Studies University, met a variety of people from different backgrounds as she climbed the famous, Great Wall of China, and she was fortunate enough to meet Terry Branstad, the United States Ambassador to China. Most recently, Morgan has had the opportunity to work in the Compliance, Hospitality, and Event Management departments within the University of Georgia’s Athletic Association. She also has spent her time volunteering for various sporting events, such as the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, NCAA Golf Regional, and the East Lake Golf Championship.

AB | University of Georgia | 2018 | Political Science
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In her career, Morgan wants to become a knowledgeable expert of the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education. As a woman, she wants to attain a leadership role in a collegiate athletics administration, which tends to be a male-dominated field. She wants more women to be involved in collegiate athletics administration because of the strength, perspective, and value a female vision can bring.


Work Experience:

Graduate Assistant | Rankin M. Smith Sr. Academic Center Compliance Intern | UGA Athletic Association Compliance Department Assistant to the Program Director | Georgia Center’s Office of Special Academic Programs Administrative Intern | Arizona Foundation for Women

Of Note

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Honors: cum laude

Research Interests

Role of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education
Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Leadership in Higher Education