About Dr. Carl J. Schoenbeck
Carl Schoenbeck has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career in Lutheran education, from the elementary school classroom to the highest levels of university administration. Dr. Schoenbeck earned both his bachelor and master of arts degrees at Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois, and did his doctoral work at the University of Minnesota. Throughout his four decades of teaching and educational leadership, Dr. Schoenbeck has excelled at every level and at every task directed his way. Probably more than any other single individual, Dr. Schoenbeck led Concordia University, Saint Paul, in the transition to its present status as a multifaceted university; and he has done so with an administrative style characterized by openness, collegiality, a selfless disregard for any credit that might have come his way, and an unwavering commitment to the Christian mission of the university. All the while, Dr. Schoenbeck augmented his work at Concordia with equally committed service to his parish and its own school, his immediate and extended community, his peers in the profession, and other colleges and universities who have often sought his expertise and assistance.