Harold Bell is currently serving his twenty-second year as the Director of Spelman College’s Office of Career Planning and Development. Mr. Bell’s 30+-year background combines a unique blend of experiences including higher education, not-for-profit, and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Bell’s career began as the Coordinator of Intercultural Services at the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas. He was the youngest person ever to assume the title. In this role, Mr. Bell coordinated recruitment and retention strategies for over 3,000 students of color. Under his leadership, the office became one of the most visible and influential on campus.
After serving for four years at UNT, Mr. Bell was recruited by with INROADS/Dallas-Fort Worth. While with INROADS, Harold served in a managerial capacity over the areas of recruitment, student development and corporate relations.
Following INROADS, Mr. Bell worked as the national career continuation director for Bank of America. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Bell worked on several large merger and acquisitions, trained banking center managers on leadership development, and conducted career continuation workshops for employees impacted by reductions in force.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Bell was recruited as a national recruiting manager for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY), a large management consulting firm. While at CGEY, Mr. Bell served in both campus recruiting and experienced hire roles; supporting the healthcare vertical and CRM.
In April 2010, Mr. Bell and his staff received the Spelman College Exemplary Customer Service Award for outstanding service to the Spelman community and its constituents. The following year in August 2011, The Princeton Review ranked Spelman College #12 in its “13 Colleges With The Best Career Services” ranking.
Mr. Bell holds both a Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas. He actively serves in his church, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, as a deacon; former ministry leader for Christian Education; and small group bible study facilitator.
As Director of Career Planning, Mr. Bell’s goal is to provide quality services and programs that produce highly skilled, competitive candidates for hiring organizations and graduate/professional schools.