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Joseph Ash Rich, American Academic administrator, consultant, educator. Avocations: jogging, golf, swimming, reading, performing arts M C.


Rich, Joseph Ash was born on May 13, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sanford A. and Lucille M. (Spinneweber) Rich.


Bachelor of Business Administration, California State University, Sacramento, 1966. Master of Arts in Speech Arts, California State University, Sacramento, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Oregon State University, 1984.


Instructor in speech and English Yuba College, Marysville, California, 1968-1969, Butte College, Oroville, 1969-1977, chair division language and fine arts, humanities, 1977-1982, assistant to superintendent, president, 1982-1984. Dean of instruction Walla Walla (Washington) Community College, 1984-1990. President Spokane (Washington) Creative Commons, 1990-1994.

Vice president Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, 1997—2002, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, 2005—2006. Educational consultant private practice, Grants Pass, since 2004. Chairman Washington Instruction Commission, 1990.


  • Avocations: jogging, golf, swimming, reading, performing arts M C.


  • Other Work

    • Author: An Analysis of Oral Communication, 1968, An Examination of...Morale..., 1984.


The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.


Member Alternative Education Committee, Walla Walla, 1985. Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Chico, California, 1976. Board directors Omni Arts, Chico, 1978, Bravo, Chico, 1979.

Member National Council Instrnl. Adminstrs. (state representative 1986-1990), National Council Occupational Educators, N.W. Association Schools and Colls. (liaison officer Washington chapter 1984-1990), Washington Association Comty.

& Technology College President.


  • Other Interests

    Jogging, golf, swimming, reading, performing arts.


Married Barbara M. Houpt (divorced October 1985). Children: Joseph P., Nancy L., Michael K., Jennifer L. Married Nancy A. Maxwell, November 22, 1986.

Sanford A. Rich

Lucille M. (Spinneweber) Rich

Barbara M. Houpt

Nancy A. Maxwell

Joseph P. Rich

Nancy L. Rich

Michael K. Rich

Jennifer L. Rich