Southwestern University President Jake B. Schrum has received the Chief Executive Leadership Award from District IV of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which includes Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mexico.

The Chief Executive Leadership Awards were created in 1999 to recognize leaders of CASE-member institutions for outstanding efforts to promote understanding and support of education. Nominees must demonstrate the ability to create a vision and inspire others, and must establish a positive image for their institution while leading it to even higher levels of success.

Schrum received the award April 6 during the annual CASE IV conference held in Little Rock, Ark.

Schrum has been president of Southwestern University (his alma mater) since 2000. Prior to that, he was president of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth from 1991 to 2000.

Schrum has served as national board chair for CASE as well as for the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT). He also has served in a leadership role for the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church.


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