EMU President Huxman elected 2025 chair of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Eastern Mennonite University President Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman has been elected the 2025 chair of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Huxman was voted chair at the board’s October 2023 meeting; she took over as chair-elect in January and will officially begin her term as chair in January 2025.

The first EMU president tapped to lead the chamber, Huxman says she wants to “give back” because she values the town-and-gown relationships between the university and its local alumni and businesses. Home to four colleges and ranked among the 10 Most Livable Towns in America by Strategistico in 2022, Harrisonburg “does a great job of welcoming and catering to college students, including our EMU students,” said Huxman.

“It is gratifying that nearly 4,500 alumni have chosen to remain in the area and contribute to its educational, cultural and spiritual vitality. I also look forward to exploring potential partnerships between EMU and local businesses to benefit the community at large,” she added.

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit community organization that connects area businesses into a powerful network. Since 1916, the chamber has influenced public policy on behalf of the business community and helped the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area become a thriving and dynamic marketplace of opportunities. The chamber’s board of directors comprises 21 members from area businesses, universities, agencies and organizations.

Huxman has served for more than 25 years in higher education in a variety of administrative and academic leadership roles. She has served as EMU’s ninth president since Jan. 1, 2017.

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