New President Has Busy First Day

Posted on: Thursday, August 1st, 2013
by Brent Treash

The 21st President of Emory & Henry College, Jake Schrum, spent his first official day on the job getting to know E&H employees and the extended college community.

Starting bright and early with doughnuts in hand, President Schrum paid a visit to the E&H Facilities Department to share his thoughts on the future of the college and answer questions from those in attendance.

Click here to see pictures from the president’s first day in office.

Schrum spent most of the morning visiting offices across the E&H campus, before heading to Marion, Va. to meet with town leaders and tour the location for what is expected to become the new Emory & Henry College of Health Sciences.

Schrum previsouly served as president of Southwestern University in Texas. Emory & Henry is the third university he has served as president.

Schrum is the second former Southwestern University president to serve as president of Emory & Henry. William Carrington Finch, who served as president of Southwestern from 1949 to 1961, was president of Emory & Henry from 1965 to 1970.

Schrum's wife, Jane, and their two dogs have moved with the president to begin life on the E&H campus.