|13th President of Drew University|
July 21, 2014
|Residence||Madison, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Temple University (B.A. & Ph.D.)|
Baenninger received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After serving on as a psychology professor on the faculty of The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, New Jersey, and as an executive associate director with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in Philadelphia, Baenninger was appointed as president of College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota in 2004. During her tenure at the private Roman Catholic college for women, Baenninger is "credited with building out the school’s study abroad programs, attracting international students and supporting undergraduate research. She also won praise for diversifying the student body and more than doubling the school’s endowment." In February 2014, Drew University's board of trustees chose Baenninger as its first full-term female president. She succeeded Vivian A. Bull who replaced Robert Weisbuch who stepped down in June 2012.
Baenninger is married to Ron Baenninger, a retired Temple University psychology professor.
- Baenninger, MaryAnn, "Institutional Strength from CAO/CFO Partnerships", University Business Magazine, October 2009.
- Baenninger, MaryAnn, "A Golden Thread: The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century", CSB/SJU, 22 April 2005.
- Baenninger, MaryAnn, "For Women on Campuses, Access Doesn't Equal Success", The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 October 2011.
- Interview with MaryAnn Baenninger, Council of Independent Colleges