MBU Appoints New Trustees

This year Mary Baldwin has selected one new member, and welcomes another returning to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees.

They bring experience in executive leadership in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and in educational delivery and administration to the Board.

Trustee Wendy Foster



New Trustee Wendy Foster is an accomplished, mission-driven C-suite leader and nonprofit board member with more than three decades of executive experience.

The throughline of Foster’s career is driving organizational capacity, adaptability, and sustainable growth in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. 

Foster most recently served as the inaugural chief customer experience officer at Success Academy Charter Schools, the largest charter school network in New York City. 

Prior to that, Foster was chief executive officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, the largest youth mentoring organization in New England. Under her 11 years of leadership, the organization scaled quality service by more than 125%, growing to serve more than 4,000 under-resourced children annually. Additional accomplishments included increasing revenues by 80%; prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and being named the national Agency of the Year in 2019. 

Foster started her career in the corporate world, holding a senior executive position with America Online (AOL) and executive roles with companies in the direct marketing industry.

Additional organizations that benefit from her board service include the YWCA Boston, the International Women’s Forums of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and MBA from The George Washington University.

Trustee Sue Whitlock



Returning Trustee Sue Whitlock ’67 has dedicated more than 30 years of service to Mary Baldwin.

Whitlock graduated from the university in 1967 with a degree in English, and earned her MEd and EdD from Temple University. For 35 years she was a teacher and supervisor of gifted education for the Upper Dublin School District in Pennsylvania.

Whitlock’s service to her alma mater began in 1992 when she joined the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2002 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees, and has served on every Board committee in the intervening years, including as vice chair for eight years. She is also a leader in the legendary “Angels in Disguise,” a group of alumni who generously support initiatives across campus.