The Fund for Educational Excellence Elects New Member to Its Board of Directors
BALTIMORE –The Fund for Educational Excellence, the local nonprofit working to ensure all children in Baltimore City Public Schools experience an effective and equitable education, has elected Mark Bell as the newest member to its board of directors.
Mark currently serves as Director of Diversity Initiatives and Recruitment at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he advises the school of law senior leadership team and leads strategic diversity efforts that advance the school’s mission and vision. As a law school Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) strategist and trainer, his work in legal education focuses on: access, empowerment, and excellence for underrepresented students; institutional advancement in diversity and inclusion; standardizing best practices in DEIB administration; and mentoring new students. Mr. Bell also serves as an adjunct professor with the University of Baltimore and Cecil College.
“I’m excited to join the board of the Fund for Educational Excellence,” said Mark. “In my role, I have had the opportunity to work with students in the Baltimore City school system through the efforts of the law school’s Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts. I’ve seen first-hand the challenges that many of our young students are facing. The Fund for Educational Excellence is dedicated to addressing these issues. I’m excited to be part of this transformative work.”
“Collaboration among groups of committed leaders with a variety of skills is a key to improving the systems and opportunities that support Baltimore’s students,” said Roger Schulman, President and CEO of the Fund for Educational Excellence. “Mark brings with him extensive experience, perspective and a passion for improving education in Baltimore. We’re thrilled to welcome him and to continue making progress.”
The Fund for Educational Excellence is a nonprofit organization that expands resources, identifies and accelerates solutions, and recognizes excellence so that all children in Baltimore City Public Schools experience an effective and equitable education.