Megan Bell, Ph.D.

Megan Bell, Ph.D.

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor - Student Success and Retention Strategies

Main Hall 414A


Megan joined UCCS in June of 2010 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Community Learning and Assessment. In this role she oversees the departments of Residence Life and Housing and the Family Development Center. These departments comprise 30 professional staff, 2 graduate students and over 100 student employees, with budgets totaling nearly $16,000,000.  Megan also co-leads assessment for the division of Student Success, and directs the “A-team” student leadership program. She serves as Secretary for the national board of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL).

Megan also holds a non-tenure track Assistant Professor appointment in the College of Education. She teaches in the Student Affairs and Higher Education (SAHE) masters program and undergraduate minor, and the Leadership, Research, and Policy doctoral program. Megan also teaches in the Gateway Program Seminar (GPS), as well as in the Communication and WEST departments.

Megan earned a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University (CSU) in August 2016. Her research agenda includes multiracial identities, mentoring, and college student development using a critical intersectional theoretical lens. She also possesses a Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration from Washington State University and Bachelors degree in English Literature and Women’s Studies.

Prior to coming to UCCS, she worked at the University of Colorado Boulder, Whittier College, and the University of California Riverside. Megan volunteers for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, is married to Dr. Christopher Bell, and mom to one fabulous daughter.