SDSU Retirement Association
Message from our President, Nancy Farnan
Welcome to the San Diego State University's Retirement Association. I think most people were glad to say goodbye to 2020, with the hope that 2021 would bring solutions to many of the past year's challenges, perhaps the most life-changing being a pandemic like the world has not seen in over 100 years. As an organization, we have remained active, albeit via Zoom. We have worked with the relevant businesses to postpone our traditionally held activities. We continue to aspire to be vibrant and active; to create a strong sense of community among ourselves, as well as with our university; and to contribute in various ways to San Diego State University's students. In 2020, volunteer members worked with the university to provide input to applications for many of SDSU's scholarships. We awarded the association's scholarships and met recipients during a Zoom Board meeting. We will continue our outreach efforts and plans for the future with current and prospective members. Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], and stay safe during what continue to be challenging times. We look forward to better days when we can once again gather as an organization!
The SDSURA is available to all retired and current faculty and staff of SDSU and its Auxiliary organizations. The SDSURA
- Sponsors scholarships
- Publishes a newsletter Postscript (3 times per year)
- Sponsors activities that allow members to learn, have fun and make new friends
- Communicates with representatives of the University, government, and other groups in matters affecting retired persons on the behalf of the membership
- Offers opportunities to stay connected and be a part of SDSU’s cultural richness and cutting-edge developments
The California State University, SDSU and its Auxiliaries provide many benefits to retired faculty and staff. Benefits include health and dental coverage, retention of the SDSU ID card, continued use of the SDSU email address, parking, library facilities and the Faculty/Staff club. Benefits may vary based on the organization from which you retired, your years of service, and whether you are faculty or staff. Check with the appropriate offices to determine how benefits apply to you. Helpful links are provided which may be of interest or assistance.
The SDSURA Board includes a Benefits Committee which monitors legislation and other decisions that may affect our benefits and welfare. The committee provides regular reports and updates to the Board and informs the membership with articles in Postscript.
The SDSURA is a non-profit organization. It was established in 1986 through the cooperative efforts of retired and active SDSU faculty and staff and with the support and encouragement of President Thomas B. Day. It is one of the few such organizations that embraces both faculty and staff. In the past the Association has helped fund projects such as the Symphonic Carillon – the wonderful sounds that you hear while on campus.
Mission: To serve the mutual benefits and interests of retired and near-retired faculty and staff. To facilitate continuing contributions by members to the furtherance of the scholarly and other professional objectives of San Diego State University.
Our office does not have permanent staff but we welcome your calls and emails. Please be patient as responses may not be immediate.
The SDSURA is overseen by a Board of Directors of approximately 20 members. The term for elected officers is 2 years.
|Vice President||Dan Gilbreath|
|Immediate Past President||Dean Popp|
|Directors at Large|
|Standing Committee||Committee Chairs|
|Bylaws / Rules||Lesley Bryant|
|Postscript||Barbara Barnes, Leif Fearn, Maggi McKerrow|
|University Advancement Liaison||Amy Walling|
|Faculty/Staff Club Liaison||Nancy Carmichael|
Retirement Association Links
San Diego State University Links
- SDSU Homepage
- Academic Calendar
- Campus Announcements
- Campus Directory
- Center for Human Resources
- Parking and Transportation Services
- Alumni Association
- History of SDSU
- Osher Institute at SDSU
- AROHE, (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education)
- AARP, (American Association for Retired Persons)
- CSU-ERFSA, (California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association)
- CSEA, (California State Employees Association Retirees Division news)
- California Faculty Association
The POSTSCRIPT is published three times a year by the SDSU Retirement Association. POSTSCRIPT has information about the activities of the SDSU-RA and related campus and university news.
After a year put on hold we are looking forward to getting back to our traditional schedule of activities as well as exploring opportunities for new activities. Please put the following dates on your calendar.
|3/15/22-3/17/22 - 2022 Desert Escape, Palm Canyon Resort, Borrego Springs|
|9/1/21 - Scholarship Luncheon*, Tom Ham's Lighthouse 11-3||
10/22/21 - Octoberfest*, Santee Lakes 12-3
|12/9/21 - Holiday Luncheon*, Tom Ham's Lighthouse 12-3|
*Invitations will be sent out prior to the event
San Diego State University Retirement Association Scholarship Awardees - 2020
($2796.00 awarded to each)
Sama Aziz - Dr. Aubrey Wendling Memorial Scholarship University Major – International Economics and German
Abigail Castro (Previous Awardee) University Major – Child Development and Recreation and Tourism Management
Daniel Chalfa University Major – Business Administration
Tristin Hooker – Nore and Nancy Thiesfeld Scholarship University Major – Aerospace Engineering
Avi Martin (Previous Awardee) - Norma Summersgill Memorial Scholarship University Major - Astronomy with a minor in Computer Engineering and Honors
Luna Miller University Major – Criminal Justice
Rebecca Pierce (Previous Awardee) University Major – Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
Pierre Sherrill II– Dr. Jerry Koppman Memorial Scholarship University Major – Education/Doctoral Candidate