Jack Rutt

Jack Rutt

Office Phone: (540) 432-4478

Cell Phone: (540) 578-1782


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 225

Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am-6:00pm

Special Projects Support

Provost's Office

Jack Rutt graduated from EMU in 1972 with a degree in psychology and first worked for a small automobile insurance company for five years. In 1977 he joined several partners in the purchase of an office products store which launched his career in technology as a reseller of personal computers in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s he worked in the information systems departments of several health insurance companies and in 1999 accepted an invitation to return to EMU as Director of Information systems.

On May 1, 2014, after nearly two years of planning initiated by Jack, the position of Director of Information Systems transitioned to Ben Beachy, who first worked in EMU Information Systems as a student technician prior to his graduation in 2012, and was promoted to a number of IS department positions over the years. Jack now works within the Office of Provost on special assignments that typically involve project management, data analysis or other technology-related skills. His top priorities for 2015 involve being part of the EMU project management team for the Suter Science Center and implementation of TeamworkPM as EMU’s institutional online project management system.

He is married to Gloria whom he met during his college days at EMU. They have two children who are also graduates of EMU and three granddaughters. Jack and Gloria enjoy bicycling and gardening projects. He is a member of Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg where he occasionally plays cello. They also enjoy traveling and regularly visit their son and his wife in Boston or daughter and her family in Germany. He also frequently bakes bread, specializing in French baguettes, boule and German brotchen.


B.S., Eastern Mennonite University

Other Presentations

Rutt, J.H. & Upton, M.C. Aug 2010, Health & Work-Life Balance, Faculty/Staff Conference
Rutt, J.H. Mar 2009, Why I Give Back to EMU, EMU Chapel
Rutt, J.H., Aug 2003, Life in Vocation, Faculty/Staff Conference

Church, Community and Professional Service

CCCU – Committee on Technology member July 2012 – July 2014

Professional Conferences Attended

CCCU Technology Conference, Jun 2013
EDUCAUSE, Nov 2012
CCCU Technology Conference, Jun 2012
EDUCAUSE, Oct 2011
Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM), Jun 2011
CCCU Technology Conference, Jun 2010
EDUCAUSE, Nov 2009
Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM), May 2009
EDUCAUSE, Oct 2008
Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM), May 2008
CCCU Technology Conference, Jun 2007
EDUCAUSE, Oct 2006
CIC Data and Decisions Workshop, Oct 2006

EMU Service

Special Projects Support, Office of Provost
Facilities Task Force
Project Coordinator-Suter Science Center Renovation 2014-2015
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Long Term Planning Committee

Information Systems Planning Committee
Crisis Management Preparedness Team
Emergency Management Team
Strategic Planning Council

Special Assignments
Project Coordinator-Roselawn 2nd & 3rd Floor Renovation 2014
Project Manager for Jenzabar EX Implementation 2007-2010
Prioritization Steering Committee 2005-2006