Jake B. Schrum, Emory & Henry’s 21st president, is leading Emory & Henry in exciting directions while continuing to focus the institution on its historic mission. These pages provide you with an introduction to the College that focuses on its transformative power, which proceeds from the College’s excellent professors and its devotion to service learning. This site also provides information about the college administration, its Board of Trustees and past chief executives at the institution.
After starting out as a fundraiser at Yale University, Jake B. Schrum led advancement operations at Muhlenberg College, Texas Wesleyan University, Southwestern University and Emory University. He then was president of Texas Wesleyan University for nine years before being named president of Southwestern University, where he served for thirteen years. Recognized as a national leader in the field of higher education and a leading proponent of liberal arts education, Schrum became president of Emory & Henry in August 2013. A native Texan, President Schrum received his B.A. from Southwestern University and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale. He completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Southwestern University.
Here you will learn more about the chief administrators of the college and their functions. As is the case with E&H professors, its administrative staff devotes its efforts to the success of E&H students and to the belief that a college education prepares students not only for careers, but also for a lifetime of learning and enrichment.
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