Texas Tech University

Keith Trent

Keith Trent



Room Number: W338



  • MSBA, Finance Concentration, Texas Tech University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University


Keith Trent joined the finance department at the Rawls College of Business in 2016. Keith is a lecturer in the finance department and currently holds the following degrees from Texas Tech University:

  • MSBA with a Finance Concentration
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering

Keith brings to his teaching financial industry experience. He has been involved in establishing two practices in insurance and in wealth management. Both businesses were built with no existing accounts and are thriving, profitable businesses. As a business owner, he also was a real estate investor owning the building that housed his insurance practice.

Having managed two different businesses has giving Keith a perspective of the challenges of managing a business, interpersonal skills and specialized knowledge of the practical application in the area of financial services.

Keith holds the following industry-recognized professional certifications and licensing:

  • Certified Financial Planner TM
  • Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFC
  • Texas Property and Casualty and Life and Health licenses
  • Series 7 and Series 24 Security licenses

His motivation in working with students is just an extension of his work in insurance and wealth management. Keith was honored that his students nominated him for the Jerry S. Rawls Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Keith's financial industry experience in various areas and financial education background brings a practical perspective to the classroom. Keith thoroughly enjoys working with and being around students. His philosophy as a lecturer is to view his students as new clients as he invests his time into their success.