Lauren B. Schellenberger Appointed President of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri

The board of trustees of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, has announced that Lauren B. Schellenberger will be the educational institution’s twenty-eighth president. She will take office on July 1.

Culver-Stockton College, affiliated with the Disciples of Christ and the first institution west of the Mississippi River to be chartered for co-education, enrolls just under 900 undergraduate students and several dozen graduate students, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s latest data. Women are just 44 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“Culver-Stockton College is a place where students of promise experience transformational growth through a distinctive curriculum and outstanding opportunities for student leadership and engagement. This institution has changed students’ lives for the better for the past 170 years, and it is my honor to lead the college as we further our mission,” Dr. Schellenberger said.

Dr. Schellenberger began her career at the college as an assistant professor of biology. Administratively, Dr. Schellenberger has served the college in executive leadership roles since 2018, most recently as provost.

Dr. Schellenberger holds a bachelor’s degree in crop science/plant protection from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned a master’s degree in botany and plant pathology and a Ph.D. in biology education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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