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Dr. Michael D. Shonrock
President of Lindenwood University

President Michael D. Shonrock Michael D. Shonrock, student-centered leader and self-described futurist, became the 22nd president of Lindenwood University in June 2015. He was previously the accomplished president of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., before becoming the proud leader of the Lindenwood University Lion Pride.

Shonrock holds a PhD from the University of Kansas, an EdS from Pittsburg State University, and an MS and a BS from Western Illinois University. He also received an Institute of Educational Management certificate from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Michael and his wife, Karen, have served as board members to the Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist, Regional Development, Regional Hospital, and United Way. They believe in Lindenwood’s solid academics, rich history, and bright future, and enjoy being involved the greater St. Charles community.

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