Doug Ruch

Interim Director for Center for Leadership
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Doug Ruch works with students as a Center for Leadership (CFL) Consulting coach. In addition, he is a part-time faculty member for the CFL and the Department of Economics and Business.


  • MBA, marketing, University of Colorado
  • B.A., business administration, Hope College

professional experience

  • Fleetwood Group, Inc., President/CEO
  • Donnelly (Magna), Vice President Toyota Business Group
  • P&G, Sales Representative

awards and recognition

  • Hope College Business/Industry Community Campaign Chair, 2008
  • Holland Chamber Small Business Person of the Year, 2006

why do you love hope?

Hope is a rare place in higher education where academic excellence and a vibrant Christian spirit are both core aspirations. This combined objective is so very difficult to achieve with excellence, but it represents an incredibly worthy purpose that Doug loves.

outside of hope

Doug spends his time outside the college in a variety of leadership positions:

  • Kids Hope USA, Director 2012–present (chair)
  • Hope College, Trustee 2010–present (executive committee)
  • RCA Classical Board of Benevolences, Director 2003–present
  • Western Theological Seminary (trustee) 2007–2013
  • Geneva Retreat and Conference Center, Director (president) 2004–2010
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Doug Ruch

Phone Number616.395.7244

VanZoeren Hall 173 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423
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