Douglas Ruch

Director for Center for Leadership
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Doug Ruch began working at the Center for Leadership (CFL) as a consulting coach and part-time faculty member. He became the director for CFL in 2018.


  • MBA, 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

  • Distinguished Service Hope College Board of Trustees, 2018
  • 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 very difficult to achieve with excellence, but it represents an incredibly worthy purpose that Doug loves.

outside of hope

Doug and his wife, Linda, have three adult sons who all graduated from Hope! They enjoy spending time with them, their significant others and their four grandsons.

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Douglas Ruch

Phone Number616.836.0531

DeWitt Center 141 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423
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