Howard W. Bell, Jr.
President and Co-Owner
Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Howard W. Bell, Jr. is the President and co-owner of
Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc. (BTE), which for over 10
years has provided business and policy consulting and
training services. BTE assists higher education
institutions, nonprofit institutions, governmental
agencies, and businesses identify and implement
innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges
and problems. Among the services offered by BTE are
financial analysis and management services, change
management services, the creation of high performance
teams, information technology management, and legal
Prior to managing BTE full time, Mr. Bell was the Vice
President for Administrative Services and Information
Technologies at the University of Cincinnati. In this
capacity he was the chief business, operations, and
information technology officer of the University.
Earlier he was the Vice President for Finance and Budget
at Fisk University where he was the chief business,
finance, and budget officer. Over the last three
decades, Mr. Bell has had careers in banking, real
estate development, and educational administration. He
has over 25 years of experience working with
institutions of higher education either as an
administrator or a consultant. Mr. Bell has been active
in the leadership and management of major units in a
variety of organizations, including the following: a
private for-profit organization with operations in six
states; a small historically black university; and a
large, complex public university. He has been involved
in the start-up and operation of a division of a
for-profit organization and the development and
implementation of business turnaround strategies at a
number of colleges and universities.
Mr. Bell earned a B.S. in Engineering and a certificate
in Science and Human Affairs from Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey where he received the M. Taylor
Pyne Honor Prize, the Frederick Douglass Service Award,
and the Princeton Engineering Award for Journalism. He
also holds an M.S. in Management from the Alfred P.
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from
the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Bellís professional and volunteer activities are
varied and have included serving on the following
governing boards: Association of Public Television
Stations (Lay Vice Chairman of the Board), National
Black Programming Consortium (Chairman of the Board),
Cincinnati Ballet-- Affiliate Board of Trustees Member,
WCET-TV (Chairman of the Board for this public
television station), and Greater Cincinnati Literacy
Mr. Bell is a well-respected speaker on management
topics, especially regarding colleges and universities.