Quincy University’s Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Marty Bell was the guest speaker at the Adams County Works Transition Planning seminar on Wednesday, November 14, at Tiramisu Restaurant.

For this seminar on mentoring, Bell talked about developing a winning culture through effective servant leadership. Bell discussed managerial philosophy and expectations as well as effective mentoring practices to help leaders empower their employees to reach their potential as it pertains to the team and their own professional development.

“In today’s professional environment, leadership can take many forms,” said Bell.  “I believe leading by example and empowering those in you’re in charge of is the most effective way to establish and sustain a winning culture in any organization.”

Marty Bell is in his twelfth year directing the Quincy University Athletic Department and is in his third year as the vice president for intercollegiate athletics. Under Bell’s guidance, the Quincy University athletic department has seen unprecedented growth and success in competition and in the classroom. Bell has overseen upgrades to every athletic facility on campus and engineered the addition of several program additions including cross country and lacrosse. Bell works closely with his coaching staff in building the programs roster sizes and added numerous graduate assistant positions and full-time assistant coaches to provide additional support for the QU student-athletes. Bell previously served on men’s basketball coaching staffs at Drake (Iowa) University, Indiana (Pa.) University and Lock Haven (Pa.) University. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration. Bell earned his master’s degree from Penn State University.

Great River Economic Development Foundation is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization with a mission to maintain and GROW the economic vitality of the Quincy and Adams County, IL region through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our entire region. For more information, contact Joi Cuartero Austin at GREDF (217) 223-4313.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.