Another abrupt departure at Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College's chief financial officer and treasurer is among the latest to depart abruptly from Bryn Mawr College.

John Griffith left the college effective Friday, according to a note from Interim President Kimberly Cassidy, which was first reported by the Bi-College News. Jerry Berenson, chief administrative officer, will take over his duties until the end of the school year, Cassidy wrote. The college is searching for a replacement.

Cassidy did not explain the reason for Griffith's "somewhat abrupt" departure. College spokesman Matt Gray declined to comment further.

"Out of respect for your long-time colleague, what we will say about the circumstances of his departure is limited," Cassidy wrote.

She said the college is in good financial condition.

"I can assure you that our operating budget, the capital budget and the endowment are all in very good shape, and we are confident that the endowment and financial stability of the college will be in good hands with Jerry until a successor can be named," Cassidy wrote.

It becomes the latest in a string of departures at the women's college. The first was President Jane McAuliffe, who left June 30. Her five-year tenure was the shortest in the selective women college’s history.

Later that month, the college announced that Laurie Koehler, dean of admissions and interim dean of enrollment, was leaving to become senior associate provost for enrollment management at The George Washington University.

And in April, the college announced that Michele Rasmussen, dean of the undergraduate college, had accepted the position of dean of students for the University of Chicago.