Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions

Barbie Bell

Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions


BS, Business Administration and Marketing, University of Central Missouri

Phone Number

Office: 816.426.4717


Independence Campus

Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions

Barbie has spent most of her career in post-secondary education. Shortly after receiving her BS in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Central Missouri, she accepted a position as an admissions representative. Having a true passion for helping students showed through her work and quickly excelled her into a leadership role. Throughout her career she has spent many years leading, training, and developing those around her.

After the birth of her youngest, Barbie wanted to get back to her true passion, working with students. She has been sharing her expertise with Graceland since 2018, and currently serves as the Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions.

"I get to work with so many interesting nurses, with different backgrounds, skill sets, personal situations, and educational goals, all pursuing to make their communities a better place. And I get to do this for one of the nation's top nursing schools, Graceland University… how can I not, love what I do and who I do it for!"