Baker College names Richard Bush dean of College of Information Technology
Cadillac, MI
10/10/2016 12:35 PM

Baker College has announced that Richard Bush, Ph.D., of Ypsilanti, has been named dean of the College of Information Technology (IT).

 “Dr. Bush is an accomplished and extremely knowledgeable professional who has spent his career on the cutting edge of information technology in business, the military and higher education,” said Bart Daig, Ph.D., Baker College System president and CEO. “We welcome his expertise and leadership of Baker College’s extensive IT programs.”

Baker College offers master's, bachelor's and associate IT degrees.

Bush was most recently executive director of eLearning Services at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, where he served for more than 15 years. He also held IT positions at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; Technology Services Corp., Dearborn; and Integrated Systems Consultants/Computerland of Northern Michigan, Traverse City.

A veteran, Bush served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves for more than 15 years at bases in Germany and Michigan.

Currently, Bush is a contributing faculty member at Walden University and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions.

Active in his community, Bush serves as a member of the Eton Academy board of directors and of the leadership committee for Region 10 Veterans Community Action Team, adjutant for American Legion Post 282, and a volunteer for Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue, Belleville. He has also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for more than a decade.

Bush holds a bachelor’s in management and organizational development and a master’s in organizational management from Spring Arbor University, and a doctorate in applied management and decision sciences with specialization in information systems management from Walden University.

For more information about Baker College IT programs, Cheri Sprik in the admissions office at 231.876.3119 or, or visit

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Baker College has on-ground campuses in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook,

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Bruce Linden
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