“Running a college is not for everyone. But if the right person gets to the presidency, that person can make a real difference in the life of the college and all those associated with it, and have a lot of fun while making that difference. Mark certainly did both.” – Roger H. Hull, President Emeritus, Union College
“What’s most remarkable about this book is how clearly and wholeheartedly Mark Sullivan conveys his love of the college, the community and his family. It’s a love story.” – Rob Brill, Former City Editor of the Albany Times Union
Mark Sullivan earned his degrees from the University of Rhode Island, Syracuse University and Harvard University. His career in government and higher education spanned four decades and included sixteen years as President of The College of Saint Rose, preceded by nine years as Executive Vice President at Marist College. After stepping down as president, he created and led a new Institute for Higher Education Leadership at Saint Rose dedicated to providing education and training to the next generation of higher education leaders in the United States and throughout the world. Joining Mark is his wife Kathy, a career medical technologist.