Mary Baldwin Parent Council

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The Mary Baldwin University Parent Council is excited that your student has chosen such an outstanding college to further her education.  In just a visit or two, you will see what makes Mary Baldwin such an exceptional place and why being a part of it is not only an amazing experience for her — but for you as well.

What is the Parent Council?
It is a select sub-group of the Parent Association, of which you are now a member.  The Association is comprised of all parents of current students in the Residential College for Women, inclusive of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership and the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted.

The council supports Mary Baldwin’s goals through exploration of issues, financial support, assistance with student recruitment, and enhancement of communication between the college and the full Parent Association. We support the college’s efforts to provide the best possible learning environment for her students, explore current issues with Mary Baldwin administrators and faculty, and provide feedback and insight.

Parent Council membership is by invitation from the President of Mary Baldwin. Only parents may serve; membership eligibility extends  both to parents of current students and parents of RCW alumnae/i who maintain a continuing interest in the college.  Parents of alumnae/i may serve for one academic class cycle (four years) after their daughter’s graduation.  The President of the college may waive this limitation.

We meet on the main campus twice a year. The meetings are generally held the first weekend in October during Family Weekend and the third weekend in March.

If you know a parent(s) who would like to serve Mary Baldwin, please nominate them for the Parent Council.

Submit a Nomination Form


Parent Council Members:

  • Cynthia A. Bolton
  • Julius & Christiana Campbell
  • Sherman Wingfield
  • Sophia Dacosta-Reyes
  • Juan De La Torre
  • John & Stacey Novak
  • Camellia Okpodu

The council welcomes your questions and comments. We are happy to speak with any parents of prospective, current, or past students. Please contact us at We’d love to hear from you!

The Director of Alumnae/i and Parent Relations coordinates the Parent Council and can be reached at 540-887-7007.