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Nancy H. Blattner, PhD, Assumes Presidency of Fontbonne University

Nancy H. Blattner, PhD, Assumes Presidency of Fontbonne University

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Dr. Nancy Blattner

Dr. Nancy H. Blattner has assumed the presidency of Fontbonne University.

St. Louis – Dr. Nancy H. Blattner begins her role as president of Fontbonne University effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Blattner formerly served as Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs at Fontbonne before assuming the presidency at Caldwell University, a Catholic liberal arts university in Caldwell, New Jersey, in 2009. 

A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, her ties to the region extend beyond her tenure at Fontbonne. Dr. Blattner previously served at Southeast Missouri State University as Academic Associate, Office of the Provost; Associate Dean, School of University Studies; tenured professor in Department of English; and Director of Writing Assessment. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education/English and an M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

“Since leaving Fontbonne in 2009, the university and campus community have maintained a special place in my heart,” Dr. Blattner said. “I look forward to both addressing the challenges and embracing the opportunities before us as we deliver the Fontbonne promise of an affordable, high-quality education steeped in the commitment of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to serve the dear neighbor without distinction.”  

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in St. Louis, committed to a transformative education and inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly. The university, founded in 1923, is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. For more information, visit

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