Michael Schneider is the President of McPherson College where he graduated in 1996 with honors. McPherson College also boasts one of the largest endowments of any private college in Kansas. When Michael was named president in 2009, he was one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. With niche degree programs including as automotive restoration, McPherson is reinventing itself as a significant contributor in higher education. McPherson College garnered recent notoriety for having a student-restored 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S win 2nd in the Post War Luxury Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the most prestigious car show in the world, and for securing a $1 billion endowment commitment, which is the largest philanthropic commitment in the history of higher education.