Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2010
Waite Shoemaker, President, 1902-1916
- 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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