Project Future Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap and fostering excellence in education.

Howard W. Bell, Jr.

Howard W. Bell, Jr. is a co-founder and President of Project Future Institute™ (PFI™). He has over 30 years of experience in education as a leader, administrator, consultant and teacher. His volunteer service in education and nonprofit organizations spans 4 decades. He has chaired nonprofit boards and worked with individual students in volunteer educational projects. Howard Bell is also the President and co-owner of Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc. (BTE), which for over 20 years has provided business and policy consulting and training services. BTE assists higher education institutions, nonprofit institutions, governmental agencies, and businesses identify and implement innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges and problems. Among the services offered by BTE are financial analysis and management services, change management services, the creation of high performance teams, and information technology management.

Howard Bell earned a B.S. in Engineering and a certificate in Science and Human Affairs from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey where he received the M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the Frederick Douglass Service Award, and the Princeton Engineering Award for Journalism. He also holds an M.S. in Management from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sheila Bell

Sheila Trice Bell is a co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Project Future Institute™ (PFI™). She has over 30 years of experience in education as a leader, legal counsel, administrator, consultant and teacher. Her volunteer service in education and nonprofit organizations spans 4 decades. She has served on nonprofit boards and worked with individual students in volunteer educational projects. Sheila Trice Bell is also the Executive Vice President and co-owner of Bell & Trice Enterprises, Inc. which is a multifaceted provider of business and policy consulting and training services. BTE assists higher education institutions, nonprofit institutions, governmental agencies, and businesses identify and implement innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges and problems. Ms. Bell is also an attorney with over 30 years of experience in higher education law. Since 2000 Ms. Bell has provided strategic, tactical, change management, board governance, shared governance models and best practices, legal policy management, and training consulting services to BTE’s varied clients.

Ms. Bell received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She is admitted to the Massachusetts, Tennessee, Kentucky and District of Columbia Bars.  She is also admitted to practice before several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

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