Baker College Names New Dean Of College of IT

FLINT – Baker College has announced that Richard Bush of Ypsilanti has been named dean of the College of Information Technology.

“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, 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, 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 and 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 in Belleville.

Bush holds a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational development and a master’s degree 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, call (810) 766-4000, email kevin.pnacek@baker.edu or visit www.baker.edu.

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. The college has campuses in Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Cass City, Clinton Township, Coldwater, Flint, Fremont, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, and Port Huron in Michigan, and in Reading, Pa.

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