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E&H Task Force on Diversity

An open letter by Jake B. Schrum… President of Emory … Henry College Recently… I announced the formation of a new task force dedicated to the goal of making the College
As a significant liberal arts college we must encourage an ethos where considerate conversations are welcomed, at all times. We have begun a new and much needed considerate conversation, and we must make more progress on its outcome. http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2016/03/eh-task-force-diversity/

Jake's Take on Teaching: Where The Present Meets the Future

By Jake B. Schrum… E…H President Ask college graduates what they value most about their college experience an…d more often than not the answers will have something to do with inspirational professors.
Once a month, E&H President Jake Schrum delivers thoughts on Higher Education in America, the Liberal Arts, and more. In this edition, Jake talks about what college graduates value most about their college experience. http://www.ehc.edu/family-visitors/family-news/2015/11/teaching-where-present-meets-future/

Emory & Henry: At the Nexus of What Matters for Southwest Virginia

Imagine what Southwest Virginia would be today without Emory … Henry College. Would there be a nationally ranked institution in the region with a fac
Imagine what Southwest Virginia would be today without Emory & Henry College. Fortunately, we need not answer these questions. The prospects for our magnificent corner of creation are many and bright, and, through a liberal arts mission focused increasing… http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2015/11/emory-henry-nexus-what-matters-southwest-virginia/

The Untapped Potential of Higher Education

Many Americans are feeling today what could be described as a crisis in leadership… as many institutions on which they have relied have strained their credibility. Althou
At a time when there is a crisis of leadership across the face of America, when higher education faces intense criticism for its costs, and when the collective pressure of the world's problems poses the greatest threats to the future of our students, it i… http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2015/08/untapped-potential-higher-education/

Mettle for Just Such a Time

For a good while now… many observers have been making dire predictions about the future of liberal arts college…s and universities. A bubble is about to burst
Competition and hard times have always bred in this country invention that leads to progress. That scenario has applied to all industries, but should be especially true of higher education in the liberal arts, where creative problem solving has always bee… http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2015/06/mettle-just-such-time/

Teaching: Where The Present Meets the Future

Ask college graduates what they value most about their college experience and more often t…han not the answers will have something to do with inspirational professors. In fact
Ask college graduates what they value most about their college experience and more often than not the answers will have something to do with inspirational professors. Clearly quality higher education depends on the people who teach, mentor and guide stude… http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2015/02/teaching-where-present-meets-future/

Rankings that Make a Difference

Let…s assume that college rankings have value. Let…s assume that prospective college students and their parents benefit from the publication …of long… multi
Do college ranking services have anything to do with helping students advance their futures beyond college. Unfortunately, today’s college rankings focus so much on institutions and so little on students as to make them largely irrelevant to the group of … http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2014/12/rankings-make-difference/

Liberal Arts: At the Heart of Our American Values

Let's begin by stating categorically… if liberal arts education in America declines… so does the very heart of America. The conjecture about the future of private liberal art
More than anything we entertain in our American life, the liberal arts are the highest exercise of our independence. In no other undertaking do we use the advantages of our liberty to explore freely the wide array of possibilities that enlarge our minds, … http://www.ehc.edu/about/office-president/presidents-blog/2014/10/liberal-arts-heart-our-american-values/