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Retired Faculty Association

Serving and Supporting Faculty Retirees

Our Mission

Established in 1949, the Retired Faculty Association (RFA) of the University of Southern California is the oldest faculty retirement organization in the United States representing more than 1,000 USC faculty.

Our purposes are to connect retired faculty to USC and to each other. We support student scholarship and faculty research, teaching, and mentoring. Joining with the Emeriti Center, Staff Retirement Association, Emeriti College, and USC’s faculty, staff and students, the RFA actively supports the University’s mission and cultural values.

Our Activities

Advocacy for retired faculty concerns and interests as vital members of the Trojan Family

Caldwell Scholarship funding for neighborhood high school students who attend USC.

Distinguished Lectures & Intellectual Journeys: RFA speaker series that spotlight USC faculty experts for interesting topics and insightful personal presentations on academic careers.

Volunteer for RFA board committees focusing on mentoring students, student scholarships, community outreach, educational presentations, and generating interesting initiatives.

 The Retired Faculty Association sponsors a number of joint activities along with the Emeriti Center and the Staff Retirement Association. Information about these activities is published in the USC Retiree Community Newsletter. Information also is provided via e-mail to RFA members and other interested parties.

The Retired Faculty Association actively supports and participates in committees and programs  of the USC Emeriti Center.

Join Us

To join the RFA or renew your current membership and support RFA activities.

All retired faculty interested in serving on the RFA board may submit a request to

About RFA Membership

Activate/Renew Membership

RFA Life & Board Members

Contact Us

Retired Faculty Association
University of Southern California
835 W. 34th Street, URC 103
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191

Available Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Phone: (213) 740-8921

Support Us

Support RFA and RFA activities by making a donation, click Give to the RFA


Jerome (Jerry) Walker, President
Elinor Accampo                                  John Callaghan
Tu-Nan Chang
Valerie Folkes                                        Gib Hentschke
Kaaren Hoffman                              Karen Koblitz

Richard Mackenzie
Arnold Platzker
Ken Servis
Carole Shammas
Clive Taylor
William (Greg) Thalmann

Janette Brown,                                Emeriti Center Director

Caroline Cicero,
Emeriti Center, Co-Director

Mike Klineman,                                      SRA Board Representative