Office of Development & Alumni Affairs

Frederick E. A. Bush

Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Affairs

J. Ed Araiza

Fred Bush is the Assistant Dean of Development & Alumni Affairs at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning development and implementation  of a broad-based funding program to secure private support needed to sustain and grow both the School and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Bush is a highly experienced development professional with more than 20 years experience in the field of advancement with progressive experience in all aspects of development including major gifts, capital campaigns, annual gifts, planned giving, events and alumni engagement.

Prior to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, he was the director of development and alumni relations at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he served for eight years in a variety of increasingly senior development positions.

Bush has also served in development positions at Friends Seminary, The Brooklyn Historical Society, Center for Architecture Foundation/AIA New York Chapter and The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Silver Award for Advancement from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and two awards from UCLA External Affairs recognizing extraordinary work performance. He is an active supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations including the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Sundance Institute, LACMA, Matthew Shepard Foundation and Outfest, among others.

A New York City native, Bush received his bachelor's degree in government and communication studies from Hamilton College in upstate New York.