Distinguished Alumni

Kent B. Foster

This outstanding alumnus earned his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from this university in 1965. He received his master’s degree in Management from the University of Southern California in 1969.

In 1989, he was elected President of GTE Telephone Operations. This is the largest business unit in GTE, with approximately 128,000 employees worldwide and with 1991 revenues of almost $16 billion. GTE is the largest local telephone company based in the United States, serving more than 20 million access lines in portions of 40 states, as well as in British Columbia, Quebec, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.

He is a member of the GTE Board of Directors and the GTE Policy Committee. He also serves on a number of additional boards of directors at telephone companies worldwide. His outstanding achievements not only bring honor and credit to this university, but they also serve as an example of excellence to our present and future students.