Retired Faculty Association

Serving and Supporting Faculty Retirees

Our Mission

Established in 1949, the Retired Faculty Association (RFA) of the University of Southern California represents more than 1000 members, 732 of whom are active. Our purposes are to connect retired faculty to USC and to each other. Joining with the Emeriti Center, Staff Retirement Association, Emeriti Center College, alumni, and USC’s faculty and staff, RFA actively supports the University’s mission.

Our major activities include:

  • Advocacy for retired faculty concerns and interests as vital members of the Trojan Family
  • Caldwell Scholarship funding for neighborhood high school students to attend USC
  • Distinguished Lectures: a speakers series to stimulate conviviality and lifelong learning in an intergenerational setting
  • Intergenerational

Along with the Emeriti Center and the Staff Retirement Association, the Retired Faculty Association sponsors a number of joint activities. 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, click RFA Membership/Renewal Form.

Contact us

Retired Faculty Association
University of Southern California
835 W. 34th Street, URC 103
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
(213) 740-8921
Jerome Walker, President

2020 RFA Board

Jerome Walker, President

John Callaghan
Tu-Nan Chang
Robert Harris
Gib Hentschke
Karen Koblitz
Richard Mackenzie
Peter Nichols
Arnold Platzker
Ken Servis
Carole Shammas

Janette Brown, Emeriti Center representative
Mike Klineman, SRA representative