Dr. Rich is Professor of Cultural Management and Chairman Emeritus of the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department at Columbia College.
In addition to working as a professor, Dr. Rich has fundraised for new programs and positions at Columbia College Chicago and as a working arts manager. He was responsible for annually raising millions of dollars for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet, the Atlanta Ballet and Studio Arena Theater.
Dr. Rich has also worked as a development consultant for many years, assisting nonprofits to develop boards of directors and to create and execute fundraising programs. His international work includes colloquia, workshops, scholarly presentations and lectures on fundraising in more than twenty countries. He is a contributor and co-author of several books including a chapter on fundraising in Marketing Culture and the Arts, which is published in twelve languages.