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Meet Chris Bell, a professional with a long history of helping students. Chris knows the college and university landscape and has a Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education where he was trained as a counselor. He served in college and university settings for more than 25 years and has had positions at the University of Colorado, Colorado College, Regis University, Colorado State University, and North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. His varied career includes high school and college teaching, college advising and counseling, software and courseware development, student activities, academic technology, and student support.

As an IEC, Chris has embraced professional development and service. He has earned the Certified Education Professional certificate from AICEP and currently serves on AICEP’s Commission on Credentialing. He is a professional member of IECA and HECA, an IEC member of NACAC and RMACAC, and earned the distinction of Certified College Advisor through NCAG.

He co-hosts a monthly roundtable of IECA Professional Members drawing 100+ participants per month, and has served on the faculty of the IECA Summer Training Institute for the past two summers. He has also presented sessions at the HECA national conference and is the former President of the College Consultants of Colorado professional group.

Chris lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, mother-in-law, one or both of his grown or near-grown kids when they are in town, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Yodel.

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