Longtime Riverside college administrator named president of Cosumnes River College

Edward Bush, a Riverside County community college faculty member and administrator of nearly 17 years, has been named president of Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.

The board of the Los Rios Community College District named Bush, 42, to the post in a meeting Wednesday night. He will take the job July 1 and receive a $177,690 annual salary.

Bush replaces Deborah Travis, who retired in December. Whitney Yamamura, the college’s vice president of instruction, has served as interim president since her departure.

Bush is vice president of student services at Riverside City College. He has served as president of the college’s Management Leadership Association, administrative co-chair of the Student Success Committee and the Strategic Planning Executive Council and the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Before coming to Riverside City College in 2007, Bush served as student services dean at Norco College and as assistant professor and coordinator of student activities at Moreno Valley College – both part of the Riverside Community College District.

He has a doctorate in urban educational leadership from Claremont Graduate University, a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Riverside.

Cosumnes River College serves nearly 15,000 students and has close to 600 faculty and staff. The college’s annual budget is $37 million.