H. Patrick Sullivan announced that he would not seek another term as Dean of the College and would leave the position when his term expired in June 1988.  “The reasons for my decision are various,” Sullivan wrote, “but I will say that although it has been a pleasure and an honor to be Vassar’s Dean, the job is extremely demanding and, at times, exhausting, leaving time and energy for little else, and I wish now to pursue different, though related, interests.”

A search committee was formed to fill the position.        The Miscellany News