“Kent has shown an extraordinary commitment to fact gathering, analytical thinking, consensus building and Quaker principles,” said Joseph M. Bryan Jr. ’60, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Under his leadership, the College has consistently balanced its operating budget and limited endowment spending while completing $36 million in campus improvements since 2003.”
In 2007, the College created the Center for Principled Problem Solving to support students and faculty as they too apply the College’s core values in identifying and confronting challenges at all levels of society.
Dan and Beth Mosca of Browns Summit, N.C., parents of Stacey Mosca Seguin ’90 and D. Paul Mosca ’93, have pledged a $2.5 million challenge, a dollar-for-dollar match, to help create a $5 million endowment for the center. The College has collected about $1.5 million toward the $2.5 million challenge.
The Board of Trustees has approved a request from the Moscas that the center will bear Kent’s name, following his retirement, in recognition of his vision for the center and the College during his tenure as president.
Alumni and friends of Guilford are invited to celebrate Kent’s service to the College by making a gift to the Center for Principled Problem Solving endowment at giving.guilford.edu. Gifts to the endowment made in Kent’s honor will be eligible for the Mosca family match.