January 11th, 2012 | University

Morse master to step down

Morse College Master Frank Keil, pictured above in 2005, will step down at the end of the school year, he announced in a Wednesday morning email.
Morse College Master Frank Keil, pictured above in 2005, will step down at the end of the school year, he announced in a Wednesday morning email. Photo by YDN.

After 11 years of service, Morse Master Frank Keil announced his retirement today in an email to the Morse community. He will leave his post at the end of the school year.

“As every new class of Morsels arrives and we get to know all the new freshmen in small dinners in our house, we start to eagerly anticipate their glorious futures at Yale; and so it is hard to not stay on and watch that all unfold with each new class,” he wrote in the email. “But, we had to step down sometime and, painful as it is, this year seems right.”

Keil said that this decision had been in the works for a while — he said he wanted to leave after the Morse renovations were complete. He thanked his colleagues in Morse, including Dean Joel Silverman and his wife, and did not mention whether a successor had been appointed yet.