Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the field of student assessment and academic success. At North Lake College in Irving, TX he has enjoyed success in working with the new to college student, home school students, , transfer students, and returning student veterans. He is presently the Director of Learning Resources at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, and in that role and has worked diligently to ensure that student success is a top priority in terms of completion and transfer. While at North Lake, Kent has researched the impact Prior Learning Assessments have on the success of military students, as well as the work force placement impacts and advising successes of this and other cohorts have after the completion of their educational requirements. Kent has written articles dealing with student success and retention for the American Technical Education Association, AACRAO, NACADA and Military Advanced Education.