Faculty and Staff Farewell Party for Dease is Friday St. Thomas Newsroom May 10, 2013 St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to attend a thank-you celebration on Friday (May 17) for Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president. The party will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall in the Anderson Student Center. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m., and will feature remarks by Dease, Father John Malone, vice president for mission, and Archbishop Harry Flynn, chair of the St. Thomas Board of Trustees. There is no need to R.S.V.P. for the party.