Prior to joining the board, Mary Bijur headed a residential interior design firm for thirty five years, retiring in 2000. She has always had a passionate interest in education and the life of the city neighborhoods in which she has lived.
During the 70’s and 80’s Mary served on the board of
Community Center on ’s upper west side. During that time she became chair of the
board and worked with the newly formed community board on the de-designation of
the urban-renewal area and the building of Phelps House, a section 8 senior
residence and new home for the community center. Manhattan
She became a trustee of St. Lawrence University in ’87. She ended her 25 years of trusteeship as Vice Chair of the board. She was appointed emerita trustee in 2012. She has also served on the boards of Outward Bound and Expeditionary Learning (a national education reform organization) serving as Vice-Chair of the latter.
Mary and Jeff Bijur married in 1965 and have two children; Matthew an adolescent psychologist practicing in
and Katherine Renard an English teacher and administrator in a private
bi-lingual Parisian school. They have
four grandchildren. Burlington VT