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Welcome to the UCSD Emeriti Association

The UCSD Emeriti Association provides its members an opportunity to maintain contact with their colleagues; promotes the general welfare of the members, their spouses, and their survivors; and assists members to continue their contributions to society.

If you are retiring or are retired from UCSD, please consider staying a part of the campus and connected to your colleagues by becoming a member. We think you will enjoy reading our newsletter "Chronicles", and participating in our monthly events. If you have any questions, please contact Vania Bailon at 858-534-4724   or send her an email.

President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

As the incoming EA President for 2023-2024, it's my turn to report on activities and new developments. We have been reviving steadily from the many restrictions imposed by COVID. Under the leadership of Past Presidents Jake Jacoby (2020), Steven Adler (2021), and Allen McCutchan (2022), we have maintained the activities of the Emeriti Association continuously through online meetings.

These activities include: Our Emeriti Mentoring Program for Chancellor’s Scholars, led this past year by Mae Brown, our Emeriti Lecture Series organized each year by the Vice President for that year (this past year by me, and this coming year by Barbara Parker), the Emeriti Book Club, led by Roger Spragg, and the quarterly publication of EA Chronicles, edited in past years by Sandy Lakoff.

It is important to note that after eighteen years of impressive service, Sandy Lakoff has retired as Editor. His place is being taken by former EA President Steven Adler, with Suzan Cioffi serving as Managing Editor. This past year the EA also successfully recommended that Dickson Awards be given to Professor Richard Attiyeh and Professor Peter Cowhey for their post-retirement service to UCSD. It also nominated former Provost Ann Craig for the systemwide Panunzio Award. Read the full message.

UCSD Emeriti Mentor Program

The Emeriti Mentor Program's is a partnership between Chancellor's Scholars and accomplished retired UCSD faculty and staff. This mentoring relationship provides the intellectual, social and cultural preparation necessary for a successful college experience. It provides practical insight, know-how and advice gleaned from real-world experience, and can serve as a bridge to future academic, personal and professional growth.

Become a Mentor


Each year, UCSD Emeriti Association members may be nominated to receive the Dickson Award, which recognizes an association member for their service to students, faculty development, the emeriti, and the community. Emeriti Association members may also be nominated for the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, a UC system-wide award that honors an emeritus professor for their outstanding work or educational service.

Learn more about the Awards

Emeriti Association Events

Explore the events hosted by the Emeriti Association. Emeriti Association events include monthly General Members' meetings featuring a talk by a distinguished faculty speaker, the Welcoming Reception for new members, Holiday Party held jointly with the Retirement Association, and June Luncheon. See a full listing of Emeriti Association events, the yearly event program, and more detailed descriptions of our events on our event page.

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The Council of University of California Emeriti Associations, or CUCEA, is a consortium of the Emeriti Associations of nine University of California campuses. CUCEA pushes for the protection and improvement of benefits such as affordable health care options, appropriate cost-of-living adjustments, and enhanced academic privileges. Learn more about CUCEA on their website.


Support Chancellor's Scholars

The UCSD Emeriti Association Chancellor's Scholarship Fund supports students with strong academic credentials and financial need. These students are granted the opportunity to fully realize their potential through your generous donations. Through the fund, Emeriti Association members have the oppotunity to help support and encourage these very promising undergraduates on their educational journey.

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