Bob Shoemake portrait

Bob Shoemake

Director
Phone
(651)962-5180

Bob Shoemake serves as the Director of the Selim Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of St.Thomas. Now in its 43rd year, the Selim Center for Lifelong Learning engages adults in quality educational opportunities that promote growth in body, mind and spirit, so that they continue to remain actively engaged in the world, serving as models of lifelong learning and contributors to the common good.

Bob has been involved with the education of adult learners for almost his entire career. He worked for many years at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) in the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, developing programming in leadership and values for mid-level and senior business leaders. He has worked in business, academia and the non-profit sector, for organizations that include IVI Publishing (now part of WebMD.com), and The United Methodist Church. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas, teaching business ethics to MBA students in its Opus College of Business and tehology to undergraduates in its College of Arts and Sciences.

He currently represents the University of St. Thomas on the board of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council where he has served as its president. He is a past member and president of the board of the Minnesota Chorale, whose family of choirs includes ensembles for children, middle and high school boys, older adults and a 200-voice professional symphonic chorus. Shoemake helped to found the Rochester (MN) Area Habitat for Humanity and chaired its Family Selection Committee. He has served on numerous other non-profit boards in South Carolina, Georgia and Minnesota.

Shoemake received a Master of Divinity from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and a Bachelor of Music Education in voice and choral conducting from the University of South Carolina. He has completed further graduate study at institutions in South Carolina and Minnesota.

Born in Florida and reared in South Carolina, Shoemake has lived in Minnesota since 1983. His interested include reading, gardening, cooking, wine and music of many kinds, especially choral singing.

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