Edmund Harris Kase Jr. served as President of Western College from 1951 to 1953. Prior to his arrival at Western he served as Associate Professor of Biblical Literature at Wilson College. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he held the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and in 1951 was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Rider College in Trenton, New Jersey. He was inaugurated President of Western College on College Day in 1951. Several events of significance in the history of the college occurred during Kase's brief administration. The first was the Centennial Campaign which was called the "Western Three". This was a plan where Kase organized a movement to secure gifts from donors. Alumnae groups organized and wrote letters to potential donors soliciting funds for Western. The unique plan though not entirely successful contributed substantially to the general campaign fund. In 1952, an active campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) of which Kase was a member made the study of the college's policy concerning faculty appointments, promotions, retirements, sabbaticals, salary scales and made recommendations to the trustees. At Dr. Kase's suggestions a faculty "committee of committee" made a thorough analysis and evaluation of the entire committee. It was Western's misfortune, however to have elected a president who for personal reasons, in no way connected with Western, resigned after only two years as President.