History of AROHE
AROHE was incorporated in 2002 as a public-benefit, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the goal of advocacy in optimizing the lives of retirees from colleges and universities through retiree organizations at higher education institutions. AROHE was formed to recognize the uniqueness of retirees from higher education and to spearhead the movement by colleges and universities to organize this resource.
AROHE evolved from 15 years of informal conferences hosted by individual universities and was significantly influenced by the longstanding, successful retiree organizations established at some large universities such as Florida State University, Emory University, Clemson University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, Indiana University, and the University of Washington. AROHE continues to provide ongoing opportunities for member networking and sharing of successful practices and programs.