Debra Bell

Student Success Specialist


  • M.S., Management and Entrepreneurship, Houston Baptist University
  • M.Div., Houston Graduate School of Theology
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Houston

Debra joined HBU in the Office of Career & Calling in November, 2016 as the Coordinator for Student Work Study and Internships. Prior to working at HBU, Debra was a Career Coach for Lee Hecht Harrison, Inc., a global outplacement firm and operates her own business P3 Coaching and Consulting as a Certified Professional Coach, Speaker, and Trainer through John Maxwell Team.

Debra has worked in both the public and private sectors of the marketplace and brings a diverse skillset. Having worked in Career Transition since 2009 she brings a strong background in Career Coaching and Project Management. During this placement Debra worked with both professionals and executives in Career Services. Debra facilitated Career Services subjects matter, (resume writing, interviewing, networking, communication strategy) on company sites like GE Company, HP, Invesco, BP, Wells Fargo Bank, FMC Technologies, Nexus, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Debra has served on staff at two local churches, first, The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church), as Director of New Members Programs where Debra managed, coached, and trained over 200 volunteers in five areas of ministry across three campus locations. At Kainos Community Church Debra assumed the role of Executive Minister over Administration and Ministry Development. In this assignment Debra facilitated administrative and departmental ministry activity, resulting in 25% higher involvement in church wide initiatives.

The Office of Career and Calling at Houston Baptist University is the centralized career resource for all majors including alumni. We prepare all of our students for the World of Business beginning in the very first year of college and the career coaching and developing of our students continues throughout the undergraduate years into graduate school and beyond as HBU alumni professionals are encouraged to come back home for career assistance and retooling.
Career and Calling seeks to provide assistance for students and alumni in exploring one’s life calling through personal discovery, vocational exploration, and educational training.

Please contact Debra if you are interested in planning Campus Interview Sessions, interacting with students on campus with a Recruit-A-Husky Information Booth, or offering Internships to HBU Students.