Dr. Michael D. Shonrock President of Lindenwood University
Michael D. Shonrock, a self-described futurist and undying optimist, became the 22nd president of Lindenwood University on June 1, 2015. Previously, Shonrock served as president of Emporia State University and senior vice president at Texas Tech University before becoming the proud leader of the Lindenwood family.
Shonrock holds a PhD from the University of Kansas and an EdS from Pittsburg State University and earned his MS and BS from Western Illinois University.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the St. Louis Sports Commission as well as Partners for Progress, Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Governing Boards, and the Higher Learning Commission.