Incoming E&H President to Receive National Award for Leadership

Posted on: Monday, July 15th, 2013
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by Brent Treash

Jake Schrum, who will soon take the helm at Emory & Henry College, has been honored with a national award for his distinguished service to higher education.

The annual award given by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education honors individuals and organizations for extraordinary service to education and the field of educational advancement, which includes alumni relations, fundraising, communications and marketing.

CASE will recognize Schrum at a luncheon Monday, July 15, in San Francisco, Calif.

Schrum, who begins work at Emory & Henry Aug. 1, will receive the Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession.

Schrum has been a college and university administrator for nearly 40 years. He was president of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth from 1991 to 2000 before being named president of Southwestern in 2000.

During his tenure at Texas Wesleyan, Schrum helped more than double the school’s endowment and annual fund, and at Southwestern he has led the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history.

Schrum has been a frequent presenter at CASE conferences and served as chair of the CASE Board of Trustees from 1993 to 1995. He also has served as national board chair for the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT).

In 2008, Schrum received the Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Chief Executive Leadership Award from CASE District IV, which includes Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mexico.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.