Joshua Shrum of Whitney has joined the staff of Saint Vincent Seminary as the coordinator of assessment.
Shrum is not new to Saint Vincent, having served as a maintenance and security supervisor at Saint Vincent Archabbey’s Chestnut Ridge property since 2012. In that realm he is responsible for the upkeep and security of approximately 1,500 acres of land owned by the Benedictines of the Archabbey. His duties range from basic maintenance and security to organizing and overseeing forestry operations, construction and project proposals.
The coordinator of assessment works in analysis and assessment of data, management and oversight. In addition to writing skills, the coordinator must have a well-developed understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion, and confidentiality in the context of Seminary and graduate-level education.
Shrum holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College, graduating in 2008. His focus was American and Middle Eastern history. He also had a minor in English, with a focus on writing.
In addition to his office skills, Shrum excels in both competitive shooting and competitive gaming. He was the 2016 Rookie Score Shooter of the Year for the International Benchrest Shooters, and is a world record holder for the organization, and was its executive vice president in 2017.
During his time at Saint Vincent, Shrum was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) swimming national qualifier, received the NAIA Champion of Character Award in 2005, and made the NAIA Swimming and Diving Nationals Top Ten, 1650 Freestyle in 2007.