Elon University's  Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE) has named Brandon Gregory Bell as the new Assistant Director.

Randy Williams, associate vice president for Campus Engagement, confirmed this to Elon News Network Wednesday. 

The CREDE had been searching for a new assistant director since former assistant director Jamie Butler accepted a similar position at Northern Iowa University in January. 

In an email to faculty, Williams said Bell was chosen out of 195 other applications as a result of his "educational credentials, professional experiences, and expressed passion for enhancing students' lives through support, advisory, and education."

Bell graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in Public Sociology with a concentration in Human Resources, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Diversity and Inclusion and Leadership Development, and an M.A. in Conflict Management Resolution with a concentration in Domestic Social and Organizational Conflict Transformation.

At UNCW, Bell served as Program Advisor in the Upperman African American Cultural Center, where Williams said he brought a "greater understanding of the African diaspora to the UNCW community."

Bell was also the manager of the peer mentoring program, adviser to the Black Student Union, and a campus educator at UNCW.

Bell began transitioning to Elon this week and will officially take over as Assistant Director June 26th.