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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 administrator, faculty and other service areas. We are dedicated to preparing each student for success in the classroom, in the field and practical internships and 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 Cabinet

J. Michael Pressimone,

Maria Buckel,
Director of Athletics

Patricia Etter,
Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees

Kitty Lohrum,
Vice President for Advancement

Michele Hoeft
Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Carey Adams,
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Joe Deighton,
Vice President for Student Affairs

Joseph Havis,
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Lisa Vansickle,
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Board of Trustees

Patricia Clune, CSJ ’67
Volunteer Ministry

Roseanne Cook, CSJ ’63
Volunteer Ministry

Tom Etling
Management Consultant

Dotti Fischer
Community Volunteer

Karen S. Gedera ’65
Vice Chair
President of Gedera Consulting

Nancy B. Georgen ’76
Moneta Group

Dennis G. Gipson, Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Hussmann Corporation

Allen J. Grieve, CSJA
Community Volunteer

Marie Joan Harris, CSJ ’67
Provost Emerita
Avila University

Amy Hereford, CSJ
Religious Law and Consultation

Barbara Jennings, CSJ ’71
Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment

Joan A. Kelly

Doug Koch
SVP and Chief Talent and Strategy Officer

Lisa Ann Lazio, CSJ
Novice Director
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sandy Lehrer ’71
Community Volunteer

Shawn Madigan, CSJ ’62
Ministry Team
St. John’s Homeless Shelter

Peggy Maguire, CSJA
Community Volunteer

Richard J. Mark
Ameren Illinois

Mary Ann Nestel, CSJ
St. Louis City Senior Citizens
Books for Newborns
St. Joseph Housing Initiative
Healthworks Fundraising Committee

Juli Niemann ’68
Executive Vice President
Smith, Moore and Co.

Joseph M. Noelker
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Joseph M. Noelker

Valerie E. Patton
Senior Vice President-Economic Inclusion and Talent Director
St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative
St. Louis Regional Chamber

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

Carol C. Spehr ’63
Community Volunteer

Monsignor Michael Turek
Christ the King Catholic Church

Trustees Emeriti

Van-Lear Black III

John Capellupo

Bonnie Eckelkamp

Daniel Ferry

Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ

Michael Miller

Mary Catherine O’Gorman, CSJ


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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