Mary Pope Maybank Hutson ’83 became the interim president of Sweet Briar College in July 2023.
Mary Pope joined Sweet Briar’s Alumnae Relations and Development office in Jan. 2016. For 13 years, she served as executive vice president of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, D.C. Mary Pope graduated from Sweet Briar with a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs. Her professional career has involved building strategic and beneficial relationships with individuals, as well as fostering coalitions in the public and private sector and obtaining resources for land conservation, historic preservation. Her responsibilities include working with the president and the board of directors to advance alumnae and community engagement, secure funding through numerous sources and boost the College’s brand and enrollment through marketing and communications. She is responsible for designing and implementing programs that encourage financial as well as volunteer support of the College.