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Inauguration and Blessing of Nancy H. Blattner, PhD, CSJA


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The Inauguration of Dr. Nancy Blattner as Fontbonne's 15th President was held September 29, 2021 in the Holy Family Chapel, The Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Dr. Blattner became President July 2020, but ceremonies were postponed due to COVID-19.


Greeting and Welcome - Emcee Kay Barnes, CSJA

Processional Party - Dr. Nancy Blattner, CSJA, J. Tim Blattner, Karen Gedera, Margaret Schulz, CSJ, Dr. Adam Weyhaupt, Dr. Jamie Doronkin, Lucy Marty, Caitlyn Keohane, Candance Taylor

Invocation - Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski

Scripture Reading - Brandon C. Baker

Homily - Charlie Bouchard, OP

Reading - Mary Carol Anth, CSJ

Calling and Commissioning - Kay Barnes, CSJA

Blessing - Barbara Dreher

Investiture and Presentation - Karen Gedera

Presidential Introduction - Kathleen Tuite, OP

Remarks - Dr. Nancy Blattner, CSJA


Chair of the Board of Trustees - Karen Gedera

CSJ Leadership - Margaret Schulz, CSJ

Executive Leadership - Dr. Adam Weyhaupt

Faculty Representative - Dr. Jamie Doronkin

Staff Representative - Lucy Marty

Alumni Board Representative - Candance Taylor

Student Representative - Caitlin Keohane

Family Representative - J. Tim Blattner

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