Join EFA members the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in Evans Hall Great Room for Kaffeeklatsch!

Kaffeeklatsch -   October 3, November 7, December 5--10:00 a.m., Evans Great Hall Room


September 5, Kaffeeklatsch, 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room of Evans Hall

September 9, EFA Book Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., HES Virginia Lamb Living Room. The book to be discussed is The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord and Cohen Van Pelt.

September 19 at 7:30 p.m.-UCO Ice Hockey team opener, $5 per person, Artic Edge (14613 N. Kelly Ave., Edmond). Wear warm clothing!

September 26 at 1:30 p.m.-Lunch followed by a virtual tour of Bob Palmer's work and new book.


October 2, Magnolia's and Prayers: Everything Alpaca, 10:30 a.m., Newcastle, OK. Bring your own picnic lunch and play with animals, $3 per person. Working on a possible bus for transportation.

October 3, Kaffeeklatsch, 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room of Evans Hall

October 7, EFA Book Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., HES Virginia Lamb Living Room. The book to be discussed is Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

October 10, Fall Brunch and Business Meeting, 10:30 a.m., NUC Heritage Room.


November 4 - Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., HES Virginia Lamb Living Room. (Book TBD)

November 7, Kaffeeklatsch, 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room of Evans Hall

November 12 at 10:00 a.m. - Osteology Museum, $7 per person, a short tour and exciting forensic activity.


December 2 - Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., HES Virginia Lamb Living Room. (Book TBD)

December 4 at 11:30 - Lunch at the Devon Tower followed by a Christmas tour of the Crystal Bridge at 1:30 p.m.

December 5, Kaffeeklatsch, 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room of Evans Hall


Link to EFA Operations Manual:

Emeritus Faculty Association Operations Manual

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About EFA

The UCO Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA) was officially established on October 3, 2009 when 37 retired faculty met to adopt the By-Laws for the association, which had previously been approved by the University.  At this meeting officers and directors at large were elected and committee members were sought.  The organization focuses on establishing an ongoing, mutually beneficial, relationship between the University and its retired faculty.

The Association will meet semi-annually to conduct business and will sponsor social, cultural, educational, service or other activities at least once month.  These activities are intended to establish or re-establish relationships between former colleagues.

Retired Faculty who are interested in joining the EFA please click on the membership link or contact one of the officers, or the membership committee.


The mission of the University of Central Oklahoma Emeritus Faculty Association is to promote continued campus and community involvement of retired faculty at UCO that is highly beneficial to the University and retired faculty.

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Officers (2019)

President: Diane Jackson -jacksondhj@yahoo.com  

President-Elect: Gayle Kearns - gkearns@uco.edu  

Secretary-Treasurer: Sue Lynn Sasser - ssasser@uco.edu   

Past President - Deanie Wright - deaniewright@cox.net  

EFA Board of Directors (2019)

Karen Carter,(Chair) - karen.carter@okstatealumni.org

Bill Radke, Member - wradke680@gmail.com  

David Ford, Member - profford51@gmail.com 


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Committees and Chairs

Advocacy, Benefits and Service Committee:

Evelyn Wilson-Martin (chair)


Bill Radke wradke680@gmail.com 
Activities and Program Committee: Kathy Terrell (Co-chair) kterrell@cox.net 
Bob Terrell (Co-chair) rterrell@cox.net  
Pam Kuzminski (Co-chair) pkuzminski@uco.edu 
Leah Westmoreland bachscanyon@sbcglobal.net 
Larry Westmoreland bachscanyon@sbcglobal.net 
Pat LaGrow plagrow@cox.net 
Bob Palmer palmerstudiosinc@gmail.com 
Kathy Black kblack-92@att.net 
Tana Stufflebean mstufflebean@cox.net 
Membership Committee: Fred Grosz fgrosz@uco.edu
Jerry Legere oklegere@cox.net 
Jeanette Patton j-patton@cox.net 
Publicity and Association History Committee:

Jan Tuepker

Keith Swezey



Courtesy Committee:

Pat LaGrow (chair)

Leah Westermoreland



Special Liaison to Faculty Senate

Special Liaison to Staff Senate 

Jerry Legere


Jerry Legere





Ombudspersons: Bill Radke wradke680@gmail.com 
Kathy Terrell


Fred Grosz



Full Membership in the Association shall be open to (a) all emeritus faculty and (b) retired administrators and staff who have not served as full-time faculty, but were eligible to serve on the University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Senate.  Emeritus status is granted by the Regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Only full members in good standing are eligible to hold office, a standing committee chairpersonship, or be elected to the Board of Directors.  Only full members of the Association are eligible to vote.

 Associate Membership is available to (a) full-time faculty who have left the service of UCO without officially taking retirement; (b) active faculty who wish to become involved with the Association prior to retirement; (c) spouses of those eligible for full membership; and (d) widows or widowers of those eligible for full membership.  Other membership applications will be considered by the Membership Committee on a case by case basis. 

Annual dues shall be $15, with the option of a lifetime membership for $225.  Membership Application Forms may be obtained from any of the officers or the membership committee, or they may be downloaded by clicking on the link Membership Application Forms.

Emeritus Faculty Research Program

Information regarding the UCO Emeritus Faculty Research program can be found here.