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Multigenerational, Multidisciplinary, Multicultural

Since its founding in 1978, the USC Emeriti Center has served the university’s retirees and pre-retirees in living healthy and purposeful lives by providing essential information, resources, services, advocacy, privileges, and support. Part of the Office of the Provost, the Emeriti Center offers most of its services and programs free of charge and is open to campus and community. We are an inclusive community celebrating our diverse population and offer many intergenerational learning programs throughout the year.

Mission & Vision

The USC Emeriti Center supports USC faculty and staff in living healthy and purposeful lives throughout their lifecycle by providing opportunities for service, teaching and research.

Our inclusive Center is the intergenerational bridge across the university employee lifespan. We partner with USC schools for multidisciplinary, multigenerational and multicultural initiatives benefitting the university community and beyond. Through this model, we support USC faculty research and teaching while engaging USC students in experiential learning and practice outside the classroom.

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Assistant Vice Provost, USC Emeriti Center
Adjunct Faculty, USC Davis School of Gerontology
Executive Director Emerita,

Co-Director, USC Emeriti Center
Instructional Associate Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Director, USC Age-Friendly University Initiative

President, Retired Faculty Association
Emeriti College Senior Adviser, Retired Associate Provost


President, Staff Retirement Association

Executive Leadership Board

The Emeriti Center’s Executive Leadership Board includes retired faculty and staff leaders who provide strategic vision for the Center and its initiatives.

Janette Brown

Assistant Vice Provost, USC Emeriti Center & Emeriti College

Karen Koblitz

Community Volunteers Outreach Coordinator, Caldwell Scholarship Co-Chair

Mike Klineman

Past President, Staff Retirement Association (SRA)

Donna Simmons

Staff/Faculty SRA Liaison

Debbie Wong

President, Staff Retirement Association (SRA)

Jerome B. Walker

President, Retired Faculty Association (RFA), Immediate Past Director, Emeriti College

Student Staff


The USC Emeriti Center, as part of the Office of the Provost, collaborates with colleague organizations across the university and throughout the greater community. In particular, we wish to acknowledge those institutions with which we partner most frequently.