Dr. Suzanne Shipley's profile pictureDr. Suzanne Shipley became the 11th president of Midwestern State University in August 2015.

Dr. Shipley grew up in Lubbock, Texas and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Tech and her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. A former Fulbright Scholars, all of her degrees are in German. Her research into the lives of German-Jewish women emigrants has resulted in translations of several previously unpublished diaries from the Holocaust.

Dr. Shipley came to Midwestern State from the presidency of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a fellow Council of Public Liberal Arts College (COPLAC) member. COPLAC is a prestigious organization of 29 public colleges and universities from the United States and Canada.

Dr. Shipley and her husband Randall Wadsworth live in Wichita Falls with their two dogs, and are enjoying living amid the historic beauty of the Sikes House on MSU’s south campus. They enjoy hiking and traveling as well as cheering on the MSU Mustangs.