Dr. Michael D. Shonrock
President of Lindenwood University
Michael D. Shonrock, a self-described futurist and undying optimist, became the 22nd president of the Lindenwood University System on June 1, 2015. Previously, Shonrock served as president and professor at Emporia State University and senior vice president and associate professor at Texas Tech University.
Shonrock holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kansas, an Educational Specialist from Pittsburg State University, and his Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science from Western Illinois University.
Currently, Shonrock serves on a number of regional boards and advisory councils including: St. Louis Regional Chamber and Higher Education Council, Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Sports Commission, City of St. Charles Economic Development Council, National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Midwest Intercollegiate Athletics Association, and the Commerce Bank Advisory Board (St. Charles/North Group).
Shonrock is involved and interested in a number of professional associations including: Council of Independent Colleges, Association of Governing Boards, Higher Learning Commission, Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri, and the Missouri Colleges Fund, Inc.
Shonrock and his wife, Karen, enjoy participating in a number of campus, community, and regional cultural and sporting events.