Angie Bell is associate vice chancellor for research and policy analysis for the University System of Georgia (USG) where she directs the design of data collection and analysis to support research, planning, and policy development and implementation. The Office of Research andPolicy Analysis serves as the research arm of the University System Office and the Board of Regents, analyzing higher education and related state and national policy issues and their impact on the USG.
The Office benchmarks USG institutions’ performance indicators against those of national peers. The department also is responsible for policy-level administration of USG primary data systems for students, curriculum, and degrees and majors; provides guidance and support of USG institutional strategic planning and institutional effectiveness initiatives and supports System planning.
Prior to her current position, Bell served as vice chancellor of policy and planning for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, which develops and oversees a public policy agenda for the state’s 12-campus, four-year public higher education system. Bell also worked for the Commission as a research and planning analyst.
Her research focuses on financial aid policy analysis and factors shaping postsecondary student success and time to degree such as student background, developmental education, transfer, and enrollment intensity.
Bell completed her doctorate in higher education at the Institute of Higher Education in 2008. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and a master’s in language education from the University of Georgia.