TIAA-CREF Senior Managing Director and Head of the TIAA-CREF Institute
Stephanie Bell-Rose serves as TIAA-CREF Senior Managing Director and Head of the TIAA-CREF Institute, a division of Teachers Insurance Annuity Association.
Ms. Bell-Rose’s focus is to work with higher education, policy, and charitable leaders to broaden and deepen the Institute’s agenda, which includes advancing lifelong financial security and the business of higher education.
Prior to her appointment at TIAA-CREF, Ms. Bell-Rose served as President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, an organization with a mission to promote excellence and innovation in education worldwide. She also served as Counsel and Program Officer for Public Affairs at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation where she directed legal affairs and designed philanthropic initiatives in education and public policy.
Ms. Bell-Rose is currently a Trustee of the Independent Sector, Executive Leadership Council Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, and America’s Promise. She is an appointee to Mayor Bloomberg’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and the Dean’s Council of Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the Kennedy School, the Executive Leadership Council, the Contributions Council, The Economic Club of New York and the Council on Foreign Relations where she serves on the Membership Committee.
Ms. Bell-Rose earned an A.B. with honors from Harvard College, and was a recipient of Harvard University’s Rockefeller Fellowship. She also received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government.