Bethany Bell

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Educational Leadership & Policy

M.P.A. in Master of Public Administration, Texas State University, 2007
B.A. in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2003

Office: UTA
Bethany Bell (she/her) is a doctoral student interested in research that focuses on strategic enrollment management (SEM) practices and organizational structure, examining student barriers to degree pathways, and the registrar’s role across the higher education landscape.

She earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Sam Houston State University and her Master of Public Administration from Texas State University. Bethany has worked in higher education for over fifteen years in various departments such as recruitment, academic advising, admissions & records, community-based program coordinator, adjunct faculty, and registrar. Bethany completed the inaugural cohort of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Ascend Emerging Leaders program, a year-long program designed to diversify enrollment management leaders across the higher education enterprise. She currently coordinates and presents topics on strategically onboarding staff and preventing employee burnout across campus and affiliated professional organizations. She has a publication that includes her thesis work on community college funding from the administrator’s perspective.

During her free time, Bethany is very active in her local Girl Scouts service unit and in the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She truly enjoys traveling to support her daughter’s club volleyball team and whenever downtime exists, she enjoys quiet time or playing time management games on her iPad.