Dr. Michael Pressimone, President, Fontbonne University
Prior to coming to Fontbonne, Dr. Pressimone’s higher education career spanned more than three decades. Immediately before taking office, he served as vice president of advancement at Alvernia University in Reading, Pa., where he oversaw fundraising and alumni activities. He was responsible for the design, implementation and completion of a $27 million campaign, the largest in Alvernia’s history, which concluded in October 2013, having raised over $31.6 million. Before his position at Alvernia, Dr. Pressimone served as vice president for institutional advancement at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC, and Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. He has been active in professional organizations and was a founding member and officer of the Susquehanna Valley (Pa.) Planned Giving Council.
Dr. Pressimone has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the North American Center for Marianist Studies (Dayton, Ohio), Berks Youth Chorus (Reading, Pa.), the Development Advisory Board of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Reading, Pa.) and the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as many other organizations in the communities where he has lived.
Dr. Pressimone participated in the first higher educational edition of Issues in Education, where a wide variety of topics were discussed. Please click the videos to hear what he had to say.
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Challenge of Making the Dream Reality
Employment After the Diploma
The Changing Design of the Classroom
Adult Student Population Returning
Working with Industry Leaders
On Campus vs. Commuter Students
Producing Global Students
Out of Country Students
What Keeps College Presidents Up at Night
What is the Return on an Education Investment