Mr. Howard grew up in the Lansing area and is a graduate of Michigan State University. He holds a BA in Communication and a MA in Counseling. He is currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan.

Rich has over 18 years of higher education experience holding faculty and administrative positions including Registrar, Executive Assistant to the President/Board Liaison and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

Rich left higher education in 2006 to pursue consulting in the non-profit sector. He has consulted with numerous school districts both in state and national-wide, as well as with Girls Scouts of the USA and United Way Worldwide.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region located in Lansing. He resides in Caledonia with his wife Peg of 26 years and their 3 children Andrew, Joe and Elizabeth.

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