Edward Bush received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California Riverside, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Edward Bush is a published author with articles appearing in: Western Journal of Black Studies, Black Issues in Higher Education, Community College Week, Diverse Educational Horizons, Journal of African American Males in Education and the Community College Journal. Dr. Bush is also the co-author of a book entitled “The Plan: A Guide for Women Raising African American Boys from Conception to College. In addition, he is the co-author of African American Male theory. Dr. Bush has been an invited presenter at four national conferences, including the National Council on Student Development, National Association of Black School Educators, the National Association of African American Studies, the Institute for Race Relations, and the National Convening of Postsecondary Education Support Programs for Former Foster Youth. His research has focused on African American male achievement in California Community Colleges, and student leadership development.
Dr. Bush has 20 years of experience in higher education with 17 years in the California Community College system. Dr. Bush currently serves as the President of Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. Prior to coming to Cosumnes River College Dr. Bush served as the Vice President of Student Services for Riverside City College. Dr. Bush has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Education at the Universities of Redlands and Brandman where he taught courses in student development and organizational theory.
Edward currently resides in San Bernardino with his wife Jenise of 20 years. Dr. Bush has two children. His daughter Nia is Junior at Spelman College and his son Khari a freshmen at Morehouse College in the fall. Dr. Bush is a founding member and Past President of the African American Male Education Network and Development (A2.M.E.N.D). In addition, Dr. Bush is an ordained minister and serves as an Associate Pastor at Immanuel Praise Fellowship in Rancho Cucamonga