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University Leadership

As a university with a mission to serve, Fontbonne has assembled several leadership teams to help guide and advise our administration, faculty and staff. We are dedicated to preparing each student for success in the classroom and in the field through practical internships. Our leadership team ensures we stay true to our mission and students while providing innovation and forward-thinking in the areas of education, service and social justice.

President's Executive Leadership Team

Nancy Blattner

Janelle Julian 
Dean of Students

Danielle Doerfler
Director of Athletics

Ray Karasek
Vice President for Operations


Adam Weyhaupt
Executive Vice President and Provost

Meaghan Ong
Associate Provost and Registrar

Ann Spall
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration

Board of Trustees

Marsha Benney
Chief Financial Officer
Midwest Bank Centre

Patricia Clune, CSJ ’67
Volunteer Ministry

Patricia Coleman ’96
Vice President, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Roseanne Cook, CSJ ’63
Volunteer Ministry

JoAnn Donovan ’72
JoAnn C. Donovan, Attorney at Law

Dotti Fischer
Community Volunteer

Karen S. Gedera ’65

Allen J. Grieve, CSJA
Community Volunteer

Amy Hereford, CSJ
Religious Law and Consultation

Sandra Lehrer ’71
Community Volunteer

Susan Lenihan, PhD, CSJA ’75
Emerita Professor of Deaf Education
Fontbonne University

Anne Miller
Senior Project/Program ManagerAdvanced Technology Center
World Wide Technology

Mary Ann Nestel, CSJ
Board Member
St. Louis Senior Services Fund
Books for Newborns
St. Joseph Housing Initiative 
Healthworks Fundraising Committee

Julianne Niemann ’68
Executive Vice President
Chartered Financial Analyst
Smith Moore

Eileen Petito
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Hussmann Corporation

Brian Abel Ragen
Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Dr. Eve Riley
Retired/Judge and Attorney

Rita Marie Schmitz, CSJ
Volunteer Ministry

Buzz Sztukowski
Advisor in Healthcare Diagnostics & Life Sciences

Latoya E. Thompson ’11
Legacy Care LLC

Monsignor Michael Turek
Christ the King Catholic Church

Richard E. Greenberg – General Counsel
Attorney at Law
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

Trustees Emeriti

John Capellupo

Bonnie Eckelkamp

Dennis G. Gipson

Joan A. Kelly

Gary Krosch

Michael Miller


Mary Catherine O’Gorman, CSJ ’54

Ruth O’Neill Stroble ’52

William Walker

Volunteer Advisory Boards

In addition to the formal boards and leadership councils noted above, Fontbonne maintains close relationships with student and community organizations who serve on our volunteer advisory boards. These boards help us to ensure that we are listening to the needs and concerns of our college and community during our custodianship of Fontbonne.

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