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Fontbonne Names Loechner Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement

ST. LOUIS – Fontbonne University has appointed Randy Loechner as interim vice president for institutional advancement.

Prior to joining the Fontbonne advancement team, Loechner was director of major and planned giving at Epworth Children & Family Services where among his many accomplishments were increasing planned giving by 20 percent per year and raising $7 million for Epworth’s Capital Campaign. Loechner joined the university’s advancement team earlier in the year and was serving as director of major gifts before his current appointment. He succeeds Sandra G. Lehrer.

 “I am pleased that Randy is here at Fontbonne and has already demonstrated the competency and commitment to take on the additional duties and responsibilities as VPIA.”

Throughout his career, Loechner said he has been inspired by employees, donors and friends who were Fontbonne alumni and  has been impressed by their passion for, and dedication to, the university.

“I was thrilled to join the advancement team, and I’m now honored to lead my colleagues as vice president,” Loechner said. “As the first college graduate in my family, I have always had a passion for higher education. I’m inspired by the impact the university has on the St. Louis community, and the fact that 80 percent of our graduates remain in the St. Louis area and become a vital part of the business landscape is quite impressive. I am happy to contribute to this legacy with such a talented team of advancement professionals.”

Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs, as well as accelerated formats for busy adults. Fontbonne was founded in 1923 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.