American International College Names Marian Kent Director of Grants
SPRINGFIELD — Marian Kent has joined American International College (AIC) as director of grants for institutional advancement. Kent is an attorney and professional writer whose career has focused on relationship building and fund-raising in the nonprofit sector.
Kent, who began her career in legal services, has long been committed to work in the social-justice arena. She previously served as executive director of Safe Passage in Northampton. She was a member of the annual fund team at Amherst College and, most recently, worked as grant writer for HAPHousing in Springfield. She earned her undergraduate degree and juris doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.
Of making the transition back to higher education, Kent said, “I love working in the college atmosphere, and I’m behind the mission of AIC. The college has a dynamic student body along with faculty and staff who are both engaged and engaging.”