Kent is an attorney practicing in Indianapolis and graduated from:
School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington (Bachelor of Science, 1968), Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude, 1973), Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana (Master of Theological Studies, 2001)
In addition to COIN, he has been involved with: Co-founder and vice president Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors, Inc. (COIN) Vice President, Jewish Community Center, Indianapolis Member, Board of Trustees, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis Volunteer Attorney, Protective Order Pro Bono Project of Greater Indianapolis Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate Past President, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis Former Chairperson, Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, Inc., Indianapolis Past Trustee, Indiana State Museum and Historical Sites Board of Directors
Kent has been married to attorney/author Judith Vale Newton since 1968, and the couple has two children and three grandchildren.
Kent was a Lieutenant with the United States Navy. He was assigned to sea duty in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic Ocean and served at naval bases located in Newport, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; and Washington, D.C.