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.