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  Welcome to the Retired Faculty Association

The aims of the Retired Faculty Association are:

To facilitate constructive contributions by its members to the University;
To ascertain the relevant needs of retired faculty and to communicate this information to the administration; and
To promote social and intellectual interaction among its members.

All retired faculty members and librarians are eligible for Active Membership with full voting rights. Retired faculty members and librarians living outside the Amherst area, retired faculty members and librarians of other colleges or universities, and widows or widowers of persons who were eligible for Active or Associate Membership, may become Associate Members upon payment of Associate Member dues. Spouses of Active or Associate Members qualify as Associate members without payment of dues.

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Featured News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 917
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee, Tea, Juice, Cookies  
10:15 - 10:40 Welcoming new members
Benefits for retired faculty and librarians
Fall program
Revisions to the By-Laws
10:40 - 11:00 Nina Scott
Chair, Public Relations Committee
Five College Learning in Retirement Program
11:00 - 12:00 Jim Roche
Associate Provost
Enrollment Management
Provost's Office
Student Diversity and Enrollment

Nina Scott, Chair, Public Relations Committee, 5 College Learning in Retirement.
Professor Emerita, Spanish, University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also served as Chair of the Spanish Department of Amherst College from 2010-2012.


Jim Roche, Associate Provost, Enrollment Management since 2011, where he oversees undergraduate admissions and financial aid. BA, Communication, Southern Illinois University, 1979; M.A., Journalism, Marquette University, 1985: Ph.D., Mass Communication, Indiana University, 1988. Over a span of 10 years he worked as director of institutional research at Washington State University before becoming Associate vice president for enrollment management there. Roche also served as director of research and director of communications for EDUCAUSE and was a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland in College Park.



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