Administrative Histories

Administrative Histories, 1913 - current

Presidents
Academic Deans and Vice Presidents
Provosts 
Faculty Assembly Chairs
Library Directors

Presidents and Prioresses, 1913-1957

 See also Mother Benedicta Riepp 

Mother Cecilia Kapsner, Prioress 1901-1919; President 1913-1919
Mother Louise Walz, 1919-1937
Mother Rosamond Pratschner, 1937-1949
Mother Richarda Peters, 1949-1957 [She remained Prioress until 1961.]

[Note: From 1913 until 1957 the Prioress was also the President of the College.  Lists of Religious Superiors, including Prioresses, Sub-Prioresses and Mistresses of Novices until 1957 can be found in With Lamps Burning by Grace McDonald, OSB, p. 287.]

CSB Presidents, 1958 to the Present

Sister Remberta Westkaemper, 1957-1961
Sister Linnea Welter, 1961-1963
Sister Mary Grell, 1963-1968
Dr. Stanley Idzerda, 1968-1974
Dr. Beverly Miller, 1974-1979
Sister Emmanuel Renner, 1979-1986
Sister Colman O’Connell, 1986-1996
Dr. Mary Lyons, 1996-2003
Dr. Carol Guardo, Interim President, 2003-2004
Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, 2004 to 2014
Dr. Mary Hinton, 2014 to present

CSB Academic Deans

    [Note: From 1913 until 1957, the Academic Dean was in charge of the
    day-to-day business during the years when the Prioress was also the President.]

Sister Jeannette Roesch, Directoress/Academic Dean, 1913-1925
Sister Inez Hilger, Academic Dean, 1925-1928
Sister Adelgundis Bergman, Academic Dean, 1928-1932
Sister Claire Lynch, Academic Dean, 1932-1941
Sister Incarnata Girgen, Academic Dean, 1941-1947
Sister Enid Smith, Academic Dean, 1947-1957
Sister Johanna Becker, Academic Dean, 1957-1961
Sister Firmin Escher, Academic Dean 1961-1972
    [Note: In 1972 the title of Dean changed to Vice President of Academic Affairs.
   (see below). In 1981 the office of Dean was re-established, and until 1994 there 
    was a CSB Vice President of Academic Affairs as well as an Academic Dean.
    In 1994-1995 the position of Acting Joint CSB/SJU VPAA was created, 
    a prelude to the creation of the position of CSB/SJU Provost.]

Dr. Charles Villette, Academic Dean, 1981-1985
Sister Dolores Super, Academic Dean, 1986-1994
Dr. Rita Knuesel, Academic Dean, 1994-2003
    [Note: In 2003 Dr. Knuesel was named Joint CSB/SJU Associate Provost
    as well as Joint CSB/SJU Academic Dean.  See below for CSB/SJU Academic Dean.]

CSB Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs (VPAA)

[Note change of title from Dean to VPAA.]
Sister Mary David Olheiser, VPAA, 1972-1974
Sister Katherine Howard, VPAA from 1974-1975 to 1976-1977
Sister Linda Kulzer, Acting VPAA, 1977-78 and VPAA from 1979-1980 to 1984-1985
Dr. Charles Villette, VPAA, 1985-1986 to 1993-1994
    [In 1994 the VPAA position became Joint and Acting,
    a prelude to the creation of the position of CSB/SJU Provost.]

CSB/SJU Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Joseph Friedrich, Acting CSB/SJU VPAA, 1994-1995
  [In 1995 the office of CSB/SJU Provost was created, superseding the   
  VPAA position.  Later, in 2011, the office of 
Vice Provost was established.]

CSB/SJU Provosts

Dr. Clark Hendley, CSB/SJU Provost, 1995-1996 to 1998-1999
Dr. Neal Thorburn, CSB/SJU Provost, 1999-2000 to 2000-2001
Dr. Henry Smorynski, CSB/SJU Provost, 2001-2002 to 2005-2006
Dr. Rita Knuesel, CSB/SJU Interim Provost, 2006-2007
Dr. Rita Knuesel, CSB/SJU Provost, 2007-2008 to present

CSB/SJU Vice Provosts

Dr. Joe DesJardins, CSB/SJU Vice Provost, 2011-2012 to present

CSB/SJU Academic Deans

Dr. Rita Knuesel, Academic Dean and Associate Provost, 2003-2004 to 2005-2006
Dr. Joe DesJardins, Interim Academic Dean and Associate Provost, 2006-2007
Dr. Joe DesJardins, Associate Provost and Academic Dean, 2007-2011
Dr. Richard Ice, Academic Dean, 2011-2012 to present 

CSB Faculty/Staff Assembly Chairs

Sister Firmin Escher, 1968-1969
Ronald Lane, 1969-1970
Angeline Dufner, 1970-1971
Sister Paula Reiten, 1971-1972
Donald Hoddecheck, 1972-1973
Sister Dunstan Plantenberg, 1973-1974
Father Euguene Connelly, 1974-1975
Sister Carol Berg, 1975-1976
Frank Wrag, 1976-1977
Sister Ingrid Anderson, 1977-1978
Philip Welter, 1978-1979
Jack L. DeVine, 1979-1980
Gordon Goetemann, 1980-1981
Sister Rosina Schmitt, 1981-1982
Norma Dickau, 1982-1983
Ed Sass, 1983-1984
Chuck Rodell, 1984-1985
Sister Nancy Hynes, 1985-1986
Kathy Schmitz, 1986-1987
Sister Mary Reuter, 1987-1988
John Olson, 1988-1989
Judy Knutson, 1989-1990
Connie Reding Koeck, 1990-1991
Kay Wolsborn, 1991-1992
Richard White, 1992-1994
Wendy Klepetar, 1994-1996
Barbara Hansmeier, 1996-1998

CSB/SJU Joint Faculty Assembly Chairs

[NOTE: Throughout the 1980s the SJU Faculty Assembly and the CSB Faculty and Staff Assembly (comprised of both faculty and administrative staff) met separately, with different chairs. They began to meet in joint sessions with increasing frequency as cooperation and coordination between the two institutions increased during the 1990s. In September 1996 the CSB Faculty/Staff Assembly ceased to exist, and became the CSB Faculty Assembly. (Later, the CSB Administrative Assembly, for employees with CSB administrative staff status, was formed, patterned after the long-standing SJU Administrative Assembly.) This was so that the CSB and SJU faculty governance structures would be the same. The separate faculty assemblies, with separate chairs, met in joint sessions on alternating campuses, with the chairs presiding over the meetings on their home campus. In 1998 they elected a single chair, SJU's Michael Livingston (the SJU Faculty Assembly Vice-Chair in 1997-1998), and, beginning with the 1998-1999 academic year, the position of Chair of the Joint Faculty Assembly began to alternate from year to year between a faculty member with a CSB contract and one with an SJU contract.]

Michael Livingston, 1998-1999
Joseph DesJardins, 1999-2000
Tom Sibley, 2000-2001
Kay Wolsborn, 2001-2002
Jennifer Galovich, 2002-2003
Jim Schnepf, 2003-2004
Phil Kronebusch, 2004-2005
John Hasselberg, 2005-2006
Richard Albares, 2006-2007
Ginny Arthur, 2007-2008
     [Note: The Joint Faculty Senate began in 2008-2009;
     the full Joint Faculty Assembly met 2-3 times a year.]

Katie Johnson, 2008-2009
David Arnott, 2009-2010
Noreen Herzfeld, 2010-2011
Anna McKenna, 2011-2012
Carie Braun 2012-2013
Pam Bacon 2013-2014

CSB Librarians

Sister Jeanette Roesch,1913-1916
Sister Olivia Eagan, 1916-1930
Mary Wolney, 1930-1933
Miss Widemeyer, 1933-1935
Glendora Bell, 1935-1938
Sister Henrita Osendorf, 1938-1943
Sister Dominica, O.S.F., 1943-1944 (September-February)
Sister Estelle Nordick, 1944 (February- June)
Sister Conchessa Keegan, 1944-1960
Sister Imogene Blatz, 1960-1969
                                        1969-1973 (Director of CSB/SJU Libraries)
Charles Schaffer, 1974-1977 (Librarian/Director of CSB Library)
Ronald Fredereick, 1977-1980 (Librarian/Director of CSB Library)

CSB/SJU Libraries Director

Michael Kathmann, 1980-2006 (Librarian/Director of CSB/SJU Libraries and Media)
Kathleen Parker, 2006-  (Director of the CSB/SJU Libraries, Media and Archives)

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