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Career Fair Luncheon Speaker

October 17, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Kim Nugent, Ed.D.
Innovation Leadership Coach
Kim Nugent Enterprises, LLC

Dr. Kim Nugent is an innovation leadership coach with an exceptional track record of engaging aspiring leaders. She earned the 2019 Innovation Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. As a certified coach, keynote speaker, and three-time leadership best-selling author, Kim is a sought-after promotion protocol expert for both younger and experienced professionals in the workforce today. Her latest book is titled “Paving Your Path: What Next for High School Graduates?”

Prior to her current career, Kim worked in higher education for more than 25 years at the University of Houston, EDMC and DeVry University in the roles of university president and vice president of faculty development. Before getting into higher education, she spent more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, which included stints as divisional manager for Hilton Hotels and as a special projects manager for Brennan’s.  

Kim has a doctorate degree in Education and an MBA, as well as master’s degrees in both Human Resources Management, and Instructional Design and Online Learning. She is also an alumna of Hilton College and earned her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston in 1980.


  Gloria Ratliff
  Director of Career Development
  Phone: 713.743.9306
  Room: CSS 106-B