Office of the President

EMU bid goodbye to retiring president Loren Swartzendruber in June 2016, and began a transition that includes a six-month interim president, Lee Snyder, before the official welcome of EMU’s ninth president Susan Schultz Huxman in January 2017.

Interim President Lee Snyder

Respected educator and administrator Lee Snyder, PhD, will serve as interim president of Eastern Mennonite University July 1 through December 30, 2016.

Her appointment comes as President Loren Swartzendruber retires after a 13-year tenure and more than 35 years in Mennonite higher education.

Incoming President Susan Schultz Huxman

Susan Schultz Huxman, PhD, has been appointed EMU’s ninth president by unanimous vote from both the university’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Mennonite Education Agency.

Dr. Schultz Huxman will officially assume office at EMU on Jan. 1, 2017.

Currently president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, Dr. Schultz Huxman has served for more than 25 years in higher education in a variety of administrative and academic leadership roles.

Learn more about Dr. Schultz Huxman’s appointment or view biography and curriculum vitae.