The Schlichters met as students at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 1972. Sue Schlichter went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School in 1976. She also worked at Barnes Hospital in the psychiatry department. Eventually, she began her own private practice with a resolve to support and strengthen the community.
In addition to volunteering in the community, Schlichter also served on the boards of two independent schools. Her work with underserved children inspired the couple’s nonprofit organization, Mentor St. Louis. The organization pairs K-5 public school students with professional mentors. The organization has received the “What’s Right with the Region” award from Focus St. Louis.
Schlichter also served as the executive director of the Express Scripts Foundation from 2004-2012. She is past president of the New City School board. She also served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis and on the Incarnate Word Foundation board of directors. She currently serves as chair of the program outcomes committee for the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation board.
Additionally, Schlicter has served as vice chair for planning and allocations on the Jewish Federation of St. Louis board of directors. Recently, she completed her term on Washington University’s Alumni Board of Governors. She is a member of the Brown School National Council and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Brown School in 2013.more » « less