College Leadership

We don’t want you to be like everyone else.

President Jake SchrumEmory & Henry is a place where you can learn to be your best self. And this is a responsibility we take seriously. We want Emory & Henry alumni to be leaders. Students spend their time learning how to think critically and how to gain skills that serve the issues they feel deeply about. We want students who care about things. We’re looking for people who are interested in things. We want students who will go out into our global community and work on the issues of our day. 

Our alumni have distinguished themselves as caring, active, busy leaders. They lead in careers that serve local governments, classrooms, industry, the environment. They volunteer for projects that help children, the elderly, streams and trails, people in need.

Ours is a world full of needs. Why would we ask students to enter that world with a degree that did nothing to serve and promote and improve our world? We are looking for people who want to lead and make a difference — and not just after you graduate. You will have influence and make a difference as soon as you get on campus. 

We want you to stand out in the crowd, and we want to give you the skills you need to make a difference. Emory & Henry isn’t like every other college; and we don’t want you to be like every other student.

If you’re ready to lead…if you’re ready to be unique…if you’re ready to approach our world differently from every other graduate…then be in touch.



Executive Council Members

  • Jake B. Schrum

  • John Wells

    Dean of Faculty
  • Jennifer Pearce

    Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Lou Fincher

    Vice President for School of Health Sciences
  • John Holloway

    Vice President for Student Life & Student Success
    Dean of Inclusion
  • Anthony Graham

    Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
    CT, D.C., DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV. Virginia Territory: Roanoke Valley, Lynchburg, Charlottesville; Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington and Wise County; Bristol and Norton City.
  • Kathleen Chamberlain

    Professor of English
    Chair, Division of Humanities; Member, Women’s and Gender Studies Collective
  • Mark Graham

    Executive Assistant to the President & General Counsel
  • Joseph Taylor

    Vice President for Advancement