D. Kent King, American state official, school system administrator.
King, D. Kent was born in 1943 in Preston, Missouri, United States.
Bachelor, Central Missouri State University, 1964. Master of Arts, Drury College, Springfield, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, Oklahoma State University, 1972.
From teacher to principal Houston School District, Texas County, Missouri, 1964—1970. Superintendent Licking School District, 1971—1977, Rolla School District, 1977—1996. Director Missouri School Improvement Program, 1996—1999.
Deputy commissioner Missouri Department Education, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1999—2000, commissioner, 2000—2009.