Academic Affairs - Emeritus Faculty Association at the University of Central Oklahoma

Emeritus Faculty Association

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About EFA

The UCO Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA) was officially established on October 3, 2009 when 37 retired faculty met to adopt the By-Laws for the association, which had previously been approved by the University.  At this meeting officers and directors at large were elected and committee members were sought.  The organization focuses on establishing an ongoing, mutually beneficial, relationship between the University and its retired faculty.

The Association will meet semi-annually to conduct business and will sponsor social, cultural, educational, service or other activities at least once month.  These activities are intended to establish or re-establish relationships between former colleagues.

Retired Faculty who are interested in joining the EFA please click on the membership link or contact one of the officers, or the membership committee.


The mission of the University of Central Oklahoma Emeritus Faculty Association is to promote continued campus and community involvement of retired faculty at UCO that is highly beneficial to the University and retired faculty.

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Officers (2014-2016)

President: William Radke 405-833-5379

President: Wanda Johnson 405-607-2830

Secretary: Deanie Wright 405-359-7638

Treasurer: Larry Westmoreland 405-341-7852 

EFA Board of Directors (2014-2016)

Dr. Fred Grosz (through Fall 2014) 405-509-0009

Dr. Bonny Ford (through Fall 2015) 405-478-4099

Dr. Don Fleming (through Fall 2016) 405-848-5484


Current Quarterly Newsletter

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Committees and Chairs

Advocacy and Benefits Committee: Evelyn Wilson-Martin   David Hart Activities and Program Committee: Karen Carter Gloria Shadid Brent Wendling Membership Committee: Fred Grosz Jerry Legere Doug Sprung Publicity Committee: Keith Swezey Joanne Necco Jan Tuepker Courtesy Committee: Donna Guinn Paul Lehman Verlin Richardson


Membership in the Association shall be open to all emeritus faculty as well as to emeritus administrators who have served as faculty at some point during their employment at UCO.  Emeritus status is defined and determined by the Board of Regents.

Associate Membership is available to: (a)  faculty who have left the service of the university without officially taking retirement;  (b) retired administrators and staff who have not served as faculty, but who desire to participate in association activities;  and (c)active faculty who wish to become involved with the association prior to retirement.  Associate members shall pay dues, shall receive notices and information sent to members and are entitled to participate in all association activities except voting or holding office.

Annual dues shall be $15, with the option of a lifetime membership for $225.  Membership Application Forms may be obtained from any of the officers or the membership committee, or they may be downloaded by clicking on the link Membership Application Forms.

Emeritus Faculty Research Program

Information regarding the UCO Emeritus Faculty Research program can be found here.

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