Michael Tadesse-Bell

Assistant Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs

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Areas of Interest

  • Underrepresented Students
  • Student Development
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Strength-Based Academic Coaching


  • MA, Sports Management, University of San Francisco
  • BS, Business Administration, University of San Francisco

Professional Memberships

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA)

Fun facts

  • I love music and navigate the world through song.
  • I am extremely compassionate and competitive.
  • I love sports and podcasts.
  • I am a former member of USF Men's Basketball team.
  • I was named after the King of Pop "Michael Jackson."
  • I am one of 14 siblings.
  • Favorite sports teams:
    • Basketball - LA Lakers
    • Football - San Francisco 49ers
    • Baseball - LA Dodgers

Community Service Involvement

  • First Graduate - San Francisco based college access program that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Why I became a success coach

  • I've always believed in paying your blessings forward because you can never truly pay them back.

Advice to students

  • Never be afraid to ask for what you need. Only in asking can you get the answer you desire.

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