Michael Tadesse-Bell

Assistant Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs

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Areas of Interest

  • First Generation College Students
  • Student-Athletes
  • Eligibility
  • Successful transitions into University
  • College Success for Student-Athletes Course
  • Peer Advising
  • Faculty/Staff Training
  • Career/internship opportunities linked to major course curriculum
  • Student-Athlete Faculty/Staff Mentor Program


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

Professional Memberships

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

Fun facts

  • I love music and everything is a song to me.
  • I am one of the most competitive people in the world.
  • I love sports but specifically basketball and football.
  • 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

  • Work hard for what you want and there is nothing you can't achieve.

Contact me

  • Email: Michael Bell (preferred pronouns: he, him, his)
  • Phone: (415) 422-2925
  • Visit me during my drop in hours at CASA, UC 3rd Floor - Thursday, 1:30 - 3PM