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Before starting in his role with World Vision, Kent R. Hill was a long-time supporter of World Vision’s work around the world. His deep personal Christian faith and his heart for the poor and oppressed align closely with World Vision’s mission and vision.

Kent joined World Vision in February 2011, after more than three decades serving in U.S. government, academic, and non-profit leadership roles. As head of international programs for World Vision U.S., Kent collaborates with the international partnership of World Vision to help facilitate the overseas allocation of resources from government grants, corporate-donated goods, and individual donors. Kent is based in the Washington, D.C., office.

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Kent Hill, senior vice president, international programs

Kent Hill, senior vice president, international programs

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Kent HillKent R. Hill joined World Vision in February 2011, after more than three decades serving in U.S. government, academic, and non-profit leadership roles. As head of international programs for World Vision U.S., Kent collaborates with the international partnership of World Vision to help facilitate the overseas allocation of resources from government grants, corporate-donated goods, and individual donors. Kent is based in the Washington, D.C., office.

Kent served from 2001 to 2005 as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator of Europe and Eurasia, and was responsible for U.S. foreign assistance to 26 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Between 2005 and 2009, he was Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health, heading up all USAID health programs and representing USAID in several inter-agency, global, and multilateral health initiatives. Kent has extensive experience with multiple U.S. government departments and agencies, international assistance agencies from other countries, and hundreds of U.S. and international NGOs, including faith-based organizations.

Kent received a master’s degree in Russian studies and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He spent six years as an associate professor of history at Seattle Pacific University; was president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (Washington, D.C.); and later served as president of Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, Massachusetts). Most recently, Kent spent two years as the vice president for character development for the John Templeton Foundation.