President Frank Shushok Jr. began his term as Roanoke College’s 12th president on July 1, 2022 — at midnight, when he stopped by the Campus Safety office.
President Shushok is an energetic, involved and curious president. He enjoys talking with faculty, staff, alumni and especially students to learn more about their Roanoke story. He encourages all Maroons to determine how their gifts, talents, passions and skills can match a need in the world.
Here we go!
Host Tom Landon held a wide-ranging conversation with Roanoke’s 12th president.
After spending most of his life at big universities, Dr. Frank Shushok Jr. never imagined himself leading a small liberal arts college like Roanoke College. Now, just five months into his term as the school's 12th president, he can't imagine being anywhere else.
Senior Aspen Index Impact Fellows include 26 senior professionals from across the country who will work to increase access to, and quality of, youth leadership development.
In the news
- Blue Ridge PBS, "What It Takes" (February 2023)
- Roanoke College President Shushok shares experience with dyslexia during visit to North Cross School (WDBJ7, Feb. 9, 2023)
- From the magazine: 'A beautiful suprise' (January 2023)
- President Shushok promises community connections, bold ideas as Roanoke College grows (WDBJ7 September 7, 2022)
- President Shushok: Roanoke College 'must respond to evolving marketplace' (The Roanoke Times, August 14, 2022)
- From grade-school struggle to college president (Cardinal News, June 28, 2022)