Excelsior University President

David Schejbal


  • PhD in philosophy, University of Connecticut
  • MA in philosophy, University of Connecticut
  • BA, Iowa State University

About David Schejbal

David Schejbal became president of Excelsior University in August 2020. He is the fourth president since Excelsior’s founding in 1971. Schejbal is a leading voice in adult and nontraditional higher education, and with his leadership, Excelsior remains student focused.

Throughout his career, Schejbal’s primary focus has been on making education accessible, affordable, and flexible for all students. He previously served as vice president and chief of digital learning at Marquette University. Prior to joining Marquette, he was dean of continuing education, outreach, and e-learning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, working across all 26 campuses of the system to extend the resources of the university to communities throughout the nation.

Schejbal has received many awards, including the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership, which is the highest award given by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. His affiliations with industry organizations include serving as a member of the executive committee of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), a member of the governing board of the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), chair of the Board of Visitors of the Army War College, and the past president of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Schejbal is a frequent keynote speaker, and his articles about reinventing higher education have appeared in such publications as Innovative Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.