Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. became the eighth president of Caldwell College on July 1, 2009. She is the first lay president in Caldwell College’s 70 year history.
Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. brings over two decades of experience in Catholic and public higher education to Caldwell. At Fontbonne University, she served as the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs where she was responsible for leadership of the entire Academic Affairs division, including all departments, faculty and curriculum, the library, the office of institutional research and assessment, the registrar’s office, ESL programs and study abroad. She managed all academic budgets and the hiring of all faculty members, department chairs and deans. She initiated and found funding for the university’s first endowed chair. Prior to that, she was Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Support Programs and an American Council on Education Fellow at Longwood University in Virginia.
Blattner spent 22 years at Southeast Missouri State University in positions as Academic Associate, Office of the Provost; Associate Dean, School of University Studies; and Director of Writing Assessment. While there, she attended the Harvard Management Development Program. She was a tenured full professor in the Department of English where she taught for 15 years.
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. Dr. Blattner and her husband, Tim, are the parents of three adult children.