Mary St. John Villard '34 retired as chair of the Vassar College Board of Trustees and was succeeded by Mary Draper Janney '42, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Washington and Washingtonian magazine’s 1975 “Washingtonian of the Year.”

Mary St. John Villard served on the Board of Trustees for 26 years; upon her retirement the Green and Gray room was renamed the Mary St. John Villard Room.