Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. ET

Join Dean Doug Shackelford and Steven D. Bell (BA ’67) for an exclusive look at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s new building design. Explore the reimagined campus, ask us your questions, and learn how your investment in our new building will allow UNC Kenan-Flagler to expand opportunities for more students and prepare leaders who spur economic growth.


Doug Shackelford

Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Douglas A. Shackelford is the dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. He is a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and internationally recognized scholar.

An award-winning researcher and teacher, his work focuses on taxes and business strategy. His current areas of interest include the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, taxation of multinationals and disclosure of corporate tax information.

Dr. Shackelford served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, the innovative online MBA program, from 2010 until he became dean on Feb. 1, 2014. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2003-2007, and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program from 1998-2002.

He is the former director of the UNC Tax Center, which he founded in 2001.

Dr. Shackelford is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Mass. He has published widely in accounting, economics, finance and law journals.

He has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.

A CPA, he was a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen in Boston and Greensboro from 1981-85.

He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BS from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Steven D. Bell ’67

Chairman, Bell Partners

Bell is chairman of one of the leading apartment investment and management companies in the U.S. The firm owns or manages over 60,000 apartments throughout the country; has over 1,500 associates and nine offices; and has completed over $16 billion in apartment transactions since 2002.

Both his family and his business have deep Carolina connections. He and his wife, Jackie Bell, have three children: Donna Bell Medlin; Jon Bell (MBA ’99), CEO of Bell Partners; and E. Durant Bell (BA ’02), executive VP of high-net-worth relations and business development at Bell Partners. A core value at Bell Partners is to “prepare for the future today.”

Bell has pledged $25 million to support a new building for UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Bell’s new gift commitment is the largest outright gift from an individual ever made to UNC Kenan-Flagler. He views it as an investment in the success of North Carolina business and society that will yield benefits for generations to come.

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