Rich Bebee grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He earned his B.A. at Anderson University, M.B.A. at Indiana University, and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.
Rich Bebee grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He earned his B.A. at Anderson University, M.B.A. at Indiana University, and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. Rich's background is a blend of academic and industry experience. He spent the last 30 years in university administration as Campus Dean at Ohio University Chillicothe, Dean of the Perdue School of Business Administration at Salisbury University, and Accounting Chair and Associate Dean at Old Dominion University. His private sector experience includes working as Training Director at Grant Thornton in Chicago, Tax Legislative Staff at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Washington, D.C., in addition to consulting with WR Grace and Dubois Chemical in Cincinnati. Rich has been actively involved with local boards, supporting area economic development, town and gown relationships and fundraising.
Rich has two grown children and is a trailing grandfather. Though he resides in Florida, Rich spends much of his time in Seattle with his son’s family. Rich feels fortunate to have met Drs. Russell Van Gelder and Jennifer Chao, who provide his care and treatment at the UW Medicine Eye Institute.