Loren Swartzendruber, EMU President

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber

A native Mid-westerner and graduate of Iowa Mennonite School, President Loren Swartzendruber is a graduate of both EMU and EMS. Loren served as chair of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Loren served a decade as associate executive secretary of the former Mennonite Board of Education in Elkhart, Ind., and then served as president of Hesston College in Kansas from 1994 until his election and inauguration at EMU in early 2004.

During his tenure at EMU he has passionately lead the university toward its mission to prepare students to serve and lead in a global context by developing critical thinking skills through rigorous academics and cross-cultural understanding. Read more about Dr. Swartzendruber…

Reflections from our president

  • A Desire to Belong” August 2013 convocation address: podcast
  • Love them and Feed Them” January 2013 convocation address: podcast
  • Like No Other” Fall 2012 convocation address: podcast

More writings and reflections from President Swartzendruber…