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Trustee: Kaye Foster

Kaye Foster-CheekSenior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group
B.A., Baruch College of the City University of New York
M.B.A., Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2014
City of Residence: San Mateo, CA

Kaye Foster is an adviser, philanthropist, and former senior vice president for global human resources at Onyx Pharmaceuticals. She works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help ensure an organization's long-term success by defining the values behind its culture, and then incorporating them in systems and practices to reinforce individual and collective behaviors. Previously, she was chief human resources officer and an executive committee member at Johnson & Johnson.

Earlier in her career, she was a human resources business partner at Pfizer Inc., and led the integration of both the Warner-Lambert and Pharmacia mergers for multiple countries. She also sits on the board of Girls for Change, a national organization that empowers girls from low-income neighborhoods to develop and lead social change initiatives in their communities.

Foster earned her undergraduate degree at Baruch College of the City University of New York and received an M.B.A. from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.  She joined the Spelman College Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the audit and human resources committees.

Thoughts on why you chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees:
My passion for and commitment to the advancement of  leadership for young girls and women drew me to the mission of Spelman. While I am not an alumna, I know that I and many other women of color benefited from the role models of leadership and power expressed by generations of Spelman women. I feel honored to play a part in shaping the future of this great institution.