Rev. Edward C. Bush, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services for Riverside Community College has over 15 years of experience in higher education involving the recruitment, retention and educational success of African American student. He is a published author with articles appearing in: Black Issues in Higher Education, Community College Week, Educational Horizons and the Community College Journal. His research has focused on African American male achievement in California Community Colleges, and student leadership development. Dr. Bush is a founding member of the African American Male Education Network and Development (A.M.E.N.D). He currently resides in San Bernardino where he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenise and kids Nia (17) and Khari (15).