Officers and Board Members 2017-2018

AROHE Board members are volunteers who are leaders from associations of retired faculty and staff, administrators of campus-based retiree centers or emeriti colleges or campus administrators who oversee programs for academic retirees. Board meetings are held via conference call on the first Monday of each month, 10:30 a.m. Pacific time. Any AROHE member may join a board meeting by contacting the AROHE office for call-in information prior to the meeting.

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Officers

       
Caroline Kane
President
University of California,
Berkeley
Lucy Eubanks
Secretary
Clemson University
David Stumpf
Treasurer
Northwestern University
Patrick Cullinane
Past President
University of California,
Berkeley


Members-at-Large


   

Janette Brown
Executive Director
University of Southern California
Carl Huether
University of Cincinnati
Lynn Dull
Washington University,
St. Louis
Gray Crouse
Emory University
Fancy Funk
Florida State University




 
Cherie Hamilton
University of Minnesota
Jessica Kauphusman
Winona State University
Joan Merdinger
San José State University
Linda Pearson
Ivy Tech Community College
Claire Van Ummersen
American Council on Education
 
       
William Verdini
Arizona State University
Kent Weaver
University of Toronto
   

Officer Profiles

Caroline Kane, President

UC Berkeley

I am a retired biochemistry faculty member and co-founder of the Biology Scholars Program at UC Berkeley. My 25+ year career has included work toward equity and access to higher education for underrepresented students, locally and nationally. I am active in retiree issues on campus and nationwide through the UC Berkeley Emeriti Association. I received my Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley. I had the pleasure of co-chairing the 2016 Conference Committee. Return to list of officers.

Lucy Eubanks, Secretary

Clemson University

I am a retired chemistry faculty member from Clemson University. I have held a variety of local and national leadership positions within several organizations, particularly within the American Chemical Society (ACS). I continue to serve ACS as Councilor for my area and as a member of the national ACS Leadership Advisory Board. I am the author of four major textbooks and a contributor to another half-dozen. I have received several local and national awards for teaching excellence and distinguished service. My B.A. degree is from Mount Holyoke College (Phi Beta Kappa) and my M.S.N.S. degree is from Seattle UniversityReturn to list of officers.

David Stumpf, Treasurer

Northwestern University

I am the current president of the Northwestern Emeritus Organization (NEO) and founding Chief Editor of the NEO Newsletter. Prior service on organizational boards includes professional organ-izations, hospitals, foundations, medical practices and a regional health insurance company. I chaired the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University and its clinical arm, now called Northwestern Medicine. Experiences includes strategic planning, financial management, and business planning. I currently mentor at MATTER, a Chicago health startup ecosystem. I would like to help AROHE plan new programs serving its members between the biannual meetings. Return to list of officers.

Patrick Cullinane, Past President

UC Berkeley

I retired in 2014 as director of the Retirement Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to UC Berkeley, I directed special projects at the American Society on Aging. Over 46 pro-fessional years, I have addressed many issues affecting older populations and rural health and mental health needs. I hold an M.S. in community development from Southern Illinois University and a B.S. in psychology from St. Louis University. Return to list of officers.

Board Member Profiles

Janette C. Brown, Executive Director

University of Southern California

I am assistant vice provost of the USC Emeriti Center and adjunct faculty at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. As the volunteer executive director of AROHE, I have conducted research on issues relevant to seniors, including development of the first online instrument to gather retiree programs and services data at universities in the United States and Canada. I have given conference and workshop presentations in the US, Canada, Taiwan and Germany, provided consulting advice for universities as and authored as well as co-authored book chapters for the American Council on Education and the European Research Institute on Health and Aging. I hold M.Ed. and Ed.D degrees from the University of Southern California. Return to list of board members.

Gray Crouse

Emory University

I have been a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Emory University for 32 years. I have held various College and University positions during that time, including serving as President of the University Senate and Chair of the University Faculty Council in 2012-2013. For two years I was a Faculty Counselor on the Emory University Board of Trustees. In 2013 I accepted a halftime appointment in the Office of the Provost; my current position in that office is serving as the Director of the Emory University Emeritus College. Return to list of board members.

Lynn Dull

Washington University in St. Louis

I am a leadership consultant and a certified Retirement Coach at Washington University School of Medicine. I co-lead the Retirement Initiative with the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. I love development of new programs; as a key contributor to build a new hospital, I led initiatives to create a patient-centered culture and a work place with high employee engagement and developed a successful Volunteer and Spiritual Care Department for the hospital. I believe my work in program development, culture integration and facilitation skills combined with my creativity and innovation will be an asset to the AROHE Board. Return to list of board members.

Fancy Funk

Florida State University

I was a faculty member at FSU for 34 years. After retirement I served as president of the FSU Association of Retired Faculty. I earned two B.S. degrees from Western Carolina in biology and education; an M.A. from Appalachian State in education and an Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee in curriculum, higher education and public health. I think that retired faculty and staff are an amazing untapped resource. I would like to help AROHE gain membership growth, increase communications, garner financial support and obtain recognition as a valuable resource. Return to list of board members.

Cherie Hamilton

University of Minnesota

I have been a member of the University of Minnesota Retiree's Association since 2008 and am a current Board member. I am a member of the University's OLLI and have served on the Personnel, Curriculum, Executive, and Executive Director Search Committees and a member of the board. I am currently president of the BOD. I have been a member of the University of Minnesota Women's Club for 20 years and served as president of its BOD twice. I feel that I have something to contribute to AROHE and am honored to be selected as a member of the board. Return to list of board members.

Carl Huether

University of Cincinnati

I retired from the University of Cincinnati after 41 years as Professor Emeritus of Biology. I am in my fourth year as President of UC's Emeritus Association. With considerable help from AROHE, a UC Emeritus Center is now open. The Center's mission is to continue Emeriti events built over the past three years. My desire for a second term on the AROHE Board is to continue repaying the debt we in Cincinnatti owe to AROHE. I hold a B.S. from the Ohio State University, an M.S.from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Return to list of board members.

Jessica Kauphusman

Winona State University

I am currently in my second year as the Director of the Winona State University Retiree Center. I am anxious to network with and learn from colleagues in AROHE. WSU is a small institution but we have a very dedicated retiree base, and we are well supported by college administration. I am always seeking out new ideas for programming and ways to benchmark and network with colleagues. I hope I would be able to offer a different perspective than people from some of the bigger, urban schools and could be an asset to the board. Return to list of board members.

Joan Merdinger

San José State University

I am a former Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professor Emerita of Social Work at San José State University. During my career at SJSU, I oversaw faculty appointment, retention, tenure, promotion and early retirement planning. I am a former president of the SJSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association. Together with Dr. Amy Strage, I created and implemented a variety of programs supported by an American Council on Education/Sloan Foundation “Faculty Transition to Retirement” award. Return to list of board members.

Linda Pearson

Ivy Tech Community College

I currently serve on AROHE’s Effective Practices Committee where I created information briefs on staff and faculty transition to retirement and assisted with other briefs produced by the commit-tee. I previously served on the AROHE Board of Directors and was Program Chair for AROHE conferences. As a staff member in the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University, I helped to establish the Emeriti House. I am currently an adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College. Return to list of board members.

Claire Van Ummersen

American Council on Education

I retired in 2016 from the American Council on Education (ACE). I am also president and professor emerita of Cleveland State University. At ACE, I served as vice-president and director of the Office of Women in Higher Education and as vice-president and director of the Center for Effective Leadership. I was responsible for the ACE/Sloan Partnership researching work/life flexibility for faculty – from recruitment to retirement and beyond. Understanding and raising awareness of the role that retirement organizations play is critical to smooth transitions for faculty to a meaningful retirement.Return to list of officers. Return to list of board members.

William Verdini

Arizona State University

I am a professor emeritus and dean of the Emeritus College at Arizona State University. During my 35 years at ASU, I was chairperson of the Supply Chain Management department as well as associate dean and interim dean of the ASU College of Extended Education. My current and past professional memberships and accomplishments include various positions at the Better Business Bureau Foundation, as an executive committee member of the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Board of Excellence, and co-chair of the National Consortium for Community University Partnerships board of directors among others. Return to list of board members.

Kent Weaver

University of Toronto

I have participated for many years in a variety of library and academic associations, at the local, provincial and national levels, working on behalf of my academic librarian and faculty colleagues, both current and retired. This work included a CAUT inquiry into the defense of librarian academic freedom. I want to bring this range of experience and commitment to the academic retiree community not only in Canada but beyond. I look forward to the opportunity within AROHE to further the mandate of the Association and its relationships with other comparable national and international organizations. Return to list of board members.

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