Dean of Student Life James Montoya left Vassar to become dean of undergraduate admissions at his alma mater, Stanford University. Dean of Studies Colton Johnson added the duties of acting dean of student life to his dean of studies work for the 1991-92 academic year.  Montoya was Vassar’s first dean of student life, leaving his position as director of admission in the summer of 1989.  “…although I am thrilled to be at Stanford again,” said Montoya in a Miscellany News interview, “the phone call to President Fergusson, notifying the school of my new appointment and my upcoming departure, was the hardest one I’ve ever had to make…  I’m convinced there are few colleges as exciting and as academically challenging as Vassar.”      The Miscellany News