Director of Development
Frank Bedell serves as the Director of Development for Columbia International University. He is a Ben Lippen School graduate, class of 1976, and he earned his BA from Columbia International University and he is currently pursuing his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has completed a specialized program focusing on the development of a lifestyle of giving, charitable taxation and estate planning.
Frank has served with Columbia International University since 1985 and his association with the University date back to 1973. He has served as an Admissions Counselor, the Director of Admissions and now serves as the Director of Development. Some people might describe Frank’s work as a “fund raiser” but he prefers to describe his work as “connecting God’s people with God’s work”. “When God’s people see God’s work taking place, lives being transformed with an impact throughout the world, they enjoy supporting the ministry.”
Frank married Marti (Cosper), CIU class of 1980. He and Marti have three children, one with the Lord. He and Marti enjoy visiting with their two grandchildren whenever possible.