Dr. Edward Bush
Vice President, Student Services
Riverside (CA) City College
Edward Bush received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from University California Riverside, a Masterís Degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Claremont Graduate University. Edward Bush is a published author with articles appearing in: Black Issues in Higher Education, Community College Week, Educational Horizons and the Community College Journal. In addition, Edward Bush has been an invited presenter at four national conferences, including the National Association of Black School Educators, the National Association of African American Studies, the Institute for Race Relations and the National Convening of Post Secondary Education Support Programs for Former Foster Youth. Edward Bushís research has focused on African American male achievement in California Community Colleges, and student leadership development. Dr. Bush has over 11 years of experience in higher education, with 9 of those years at the Riverside Community College District. Dr. Bush currently serves as Vice President, Student Services at Riverside City College. Prior to this appointment he most recently served as the Dean of Student Services at Riverside Community College, Norco Campus.
Edward currently resides in San Bernardino where he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenise and two children. Edward is also apart of the Truth/Turner Charter School planning committee and the Tehuti Educational Consortium. In addition, Dr. Bush is a founding member of the African American Male Education Network and Development (A≤MEND).
Dr. Patrick Jefferson
Dean, Student Services
Los Angeles Southwest College
Patrick Jefferson has worked in several levels of education serving students, families, and their communities. He began his career in education as a high school science teacher and football coach. Since, he has worked in adult education, in community-based organizations and services, and in higher education at the community college and university levels. Currently, he serves as Dean of Student Services at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Dr. Jefferson is very active in his community and speaks regularly about the benefits of education and service. His community service activities include serving as a charter Board member for the Creare Charter School.
Mr. Jefferson completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana and holds a Masterís of Arts degree in Education Administration from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at UCLA.
Dr. Jefferson is a dedicated husband and father. His hobbies and interests include traveling, outdoor sports, and Harley-Davison motorcycles. His research interests include community college administration and underrepresented student achievement. In addition, Dr. Jefferson is a founding member of the African American Male Education Network and Development (A≤MEND).
Dr. Frank Sanchez
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of Colorado at Denver.
Prior to his post at UCD, Dr. Sanchez was the Vice President for Student Affairs at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO from 1999-2005. For the last 15 years, Dr. Sanchez has worked to improve educational access to underserved students and design campuses for student success. In 2007, Dr. Sanchez was appointed by to the Colorado P-20 Education Governorís Council and has worked to improve Latino/a student success in pre-collegiate and collegiate settings. Dr. Sanchez received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Psychology, his Masters degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Indiana University.