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Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2014

Waite Shoemaker, President, 1902-1916

Waite Shoemaker

  • Second alum to serve as president of St. Cloud State, graduating in 1881

  • Right after graduation from St. Cloud State, was appointed to its faculty where he would teach mathematics

  • In 1897, was granted a leave of absence to attend New York University, where he earned the degree of doctor

  • Oversaw the construction of Lawrence Hall (1905), the now demolished Model School (1906), and Riverview (1913)

  • The dormitory Shoemaker Hall (1915) was named in his honor, dedicated shortly after his death in 1916


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