Dennis Rush


I am a poet and visual artist with more than 28 years of experience in higher education. I began as a data analyst, database administrator, and project manager. Since 2000, my specialty has been focused on enrollment management data. I was a college chief information officer (CIO) from 2009 until 2022 and rebuilt every aspect of campus technology during that time. I attribute my successes in various roles to my ability to communicate technical information to a general audience.

Despite my life in technology, my passion is the art of poetry. I have two published books of poetry with two more in draft form. I currently teach master’s level IT courses at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

I graduated from Goddard in 2020 in the MFA-W program in Vermont. I was a Goddard student board member in 2019 and 2020. When I was offered the chance to return to the board in 2022, I gladly accepted for one simple reason: I believe that the world needs Goddard, and I want to do whatever I can to help it thrive.

Affiliation Trustee

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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