October 22, 2012
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing to let you know of my intention to retire as President and Director of the MBL at the end of this year. It has been my great privilege and honor to lead the MBL for the past six and one-half years and I am very proud of our accomplishments. I was brought in to grow the science of the MBL and, with the support of the entire MBL Community, we have done so.
Together, we have exceeded the goals of the ambitious Catalyst Campaign which concludes this year. Our physical plant has been revitalized and our scientific and educational capacity increased. MBL science continues to receive international recognition at the highest levels.
Having just passed my 70th birthday, I believe the time is now right to make a change and turn my attention to other scientific endeavors. I wish to express my deep gratitude to you for your continued commitment and dedication to the MBL. Sally joins me in saying that we have enjoyed enormously being part of the MBL family and in working with you to advance this special institution.
With best regards,