Department: President

President Shonrock stepping down

April 9, 2015

Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, president of Emporia State University, announced today that he has accepted the presidency at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

“Hornet Nation has great momentum and will continue to succeed Now and Forever,” said Shonrock, who became Emporia State’s 16th president on Jan. 3, 2012.

During Shonrock’s tenure, the university has launched the largest, most comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history, created forward-thinking strategic and campus master plans and seen seven consecutive semesters of enrollment growth. New academic programs, including a master’s of science in forensic science and a revamped Honors College, also have been launched.