Raised in relative care in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. David H. Kenton is a higher education professional, specializing in enrollment management, retention, and student access and success. He is a product of Broward County Public Schools, a Horatio Alger National Scholar, a Hardee Fellow, and an Education Pioneers Fellow.
Dr. Kenton has served in various leadership roles at Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Florida International University, North Carolina Central University, and Florida Memorial University. His academic research is primarily focused on how foster care students experience their transition from high school to the college environment. He is credited for the creation of the Unconquered Scholars Program at Florida State University, a program which provides academic and support services to former foster youth and homeless students, with 85 percent of these students graduating within four years — a rate higher than the general student population.
He currently serves as the Senior Associate Director for OneStop - Enrollment Management Services at Florida International University. Dr. Kenton also serves as an Adjunct Professor at FIU in the Criminal Justice Department. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Doctor of Education degree from Florida State University. Dr. Kenton also holds a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is the CEO and Co-Founder for Kenton Education, LLC an education-based consulting firm. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and shares his life with his high school sweetheart, Sakeena Gohagen-Kenton and their beautiful sons, David & Jonathan.