Introduction

The University of Colorado Boulder Retired Faculty Association (UCBRFA) was specifically created in January 2020 for CU Boulder retired faculty. UCBRFA aims to facilitate successful retirement experiences for current and soon-to-be retirees, and encourage retired faculty members to remain actively involved in academic, educational, scholarly and cultural activities on the Boulder campus. The association is supported and funded by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Faculty Affairs, and is closely allied with the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA).

Although the COVID-19 crisis caused plans for 2020 to be altered significantly, the UCBRFA transitional executive committee redirected their efforts to initiate a full slate of events for the spring 2021 semester: we have since launched a Distinguished Faculty Series that features some of our finest professors and their extraordinary scholarly work, facilitated a book discussion group, and are in the midst of organizing the Research Grant Awards Program.

Call for Nominations: CU Boulder Retired Faculty Association Officers

To take the next step in our evolution, the UCBRFA transitional executive committee is pleased to announce a solicitation for nominations for UCBRFA officers who will assume their positions as of July 1, 2021. Specifically, the UCBRFA seeks to fill the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  The officers, in addition to At-Large representatives appointed by the Chair, will be members of a Board of Directors (BoD).  The duties for each of these positions, as stipulated by the UCBRFA Provisional Bylaws, follows: 

The Chair calls, sets the agenda for and presides over all UCBRFA general meetings, and chairs all BoD meetings.  The Chair reports regularly to the BoD, to the UCBRFA and to the Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs.  The Chair sees that actions declared at these meetings are properly executed and may appoint responsible person(s) to do so.  In consultation with the BoD, the Chair may appoint At Large members to serve on the BoD.  In consultation with the BoD, the Chair may also appoint committees, temporary or permanent.  The Chair ensures that all reports are properly filed and retained.

The Vice Chair assists the Chair, has full authority to act for the Chair in her/his absence or incapacity, and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Chair.

The Secretary maintains and distributes in a timely manner minutes of UCBRFA meetings and BoD meetings.  The Secretary provides notices to the UCBRFA and BoD members as necessary.  The Secretary maintains the UCBRFA membership list, and files and retains any official forms required by the university.

The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring collection of all dues and other income, is responsible for handling all disbursements of the UCBRFA, has supervision of all funds belonging to the organization, and is responsible concerning all fiscal matters of the UCBRFA.  The Treasurer reports to the BoD in a timely manner all financial activities of the UCBRFA and prepares an annual financial statement to the UCBRFA members.

 

Election Results

The election results will be announced at the UCBRFA Spring Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 and will be posted on the website.