Trent Gilbert, Consultant

As a former full-time member of the TargetX Campus Visit Consulting team, Trent Gilbert now is Vice President of Enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College and is a founding principal of Render Experiences.

As one of the nation’s experts on the campus visit and recruitment, Trent understands the importance of the campus aesthetic and its effect on visiting families and current students. He is passionate about involving the entire campus community in the admissions process. He believes that the “job description” of each member of campus should include recruiting and retaining students.

Trent has counseled tour guides, admissions offices, presidents and board members across the country on issues facing higher education, the tenets of the experience economy, generations, and customer service across campus. As an industry expert, Trent has been quoted across mainstream media and more recently contributed to an article on the campus visit for University Business Magazine.

In addition to working for Birmingham-Southern College and Render Experiences, Trent is active in numerous in several professional associations and serves as a risk management facilitator for institutional members of Greek communities.

He is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina where he served as the Associate Director of Admissions. He was actively involved in a variety of admissions processes — including supervising the “A-Team” — a group of student tour guides used specifically for special admissions events.

Trent resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Adrienne, and their sons, Kai and Miles. The family also includes two rescue dogs, Sara and Hunter.