Samuel Bush and Robert Colin have been elected to the Franklin College Board of Trustees. Bush currently works at Saga Communications, Inc., and Colin, a Franklin graduate, is a retired CPA.

April 9, 2015

News Release

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College Board of Trustees recently elected two new members, Samuel “Sam” D. Bush and Robert “Bob” L. Colin, a 1978 graduate of the college.

Bush is the senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Saga Communications, Inc., based in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. The company’s business is devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties.

Bush is a graduate of Indiana Central University (now University of Indianapolis), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics. He also holds a master’s degree in management and finance from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. His professional memberships include the Media Financial Management Association, which he previously served as chairman, and the Financial Executives International.

Bush is an active community volunteer with e He Racing for Kids® and the Judson Center. Both organizations assist children and families through funding and access to mental and physical health care services.

Bush and his wife, Alaine, are the parents of a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Heidi. Bush enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, golfing and participating in watersports.

Colin is a retired CPA, who serves on the board of directors for Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. He chairs the board’s auditing committee and serves on the nominating and governance committee. The company owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.

Colin has more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the areas of accounting, auditing and financial reporting. He previously served as the chief financial officer for BrightPoint Americas and a partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP (now Deloitte).

Colin holds an accounting degree from Franklin College and is a part-time lecturer for Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. Additionally, he serves on the Indiana University Health West hospital board of directors.

Colin and his wife, Luann, also a 1978 graduate of the college, are the parents of three daughters, Sarah, Katie and Rebecca. Colin enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and traveling.

The Franklin College Board of Trustees consists of 40 elected voting members, each serving a three-year term. The board’s powers include instituting and supporting fundraising efforts, establishing and reviewing educational programs and establishing the college’s annual budget. In addition, the board authorizes construction of new buildings and renovations on existing facilities, changes in tuition and fees, purchases of land, buildings and major equipment, and faculty appointments with tenure.

For more information, contact Franklin College’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in 55 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 41 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and four cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit

Source: Franklin College

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