"Since 1898, the mission of St. Norbert College has been to provide an educational experience that features the highest academic standards and grounds them in our Norbertine values and the Catholic intellectual tradition. That remains our goal today."

"We try to achieve this by hiring outstanding faculty, administrators and staff, and cultivating an environment that promotes in us all a never-ending pursuit of excellence – excellence being defined as operating at the highest level one can. It is a pursuit that we owe to our students, our predecessors and ourselves, and it is why St. Norbert College has become the institution you see today." - President Thomas Kunkel

St. Norbert College has been led by seven presidents since its founding in 1898.

President Thomas Kunkel, 2008-present
Dr. William Hynes, 2000-2008
Dr. Thomas Manion, 1983-2000
Neil Webb,1973-1983
Dr. Robert Christin, 1969-1973
Rev. Dennis Burke,1955-1968
Rev. Bernard Henry Pennings, O.Praem.,1898-1955


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CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series

Innovation Task Force

Joseph Mitchell and the City: A Conversation with Thomas Kunkel and Gay Talese