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

Kaffeeklatsch - May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6--10:00 a.m., Evans Hall


March 26 – Dr. Sheldon Russell will give a presentation on creative writing, 1:00-3:00 p.m., NUC Heritage Room. Dr. Russell taught in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UCO in 1975-2000 and is the author of a number of books set in Oklahoma.


April – There will NOT be a kaffeeklatsch in April due to NCUR.  UCO has been chosen to host more than 4,500 students, faculty and staff from around the country for the 2018 National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on April 4-7 and is looking for volunteers to help on any day(s) of the conference.  If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event, go to uco.edu/NCURvolunteer.

April 11, 11:30 a.m., NUC Will Rogers Room – Spring Luncheon and Business Meeting.  Be sure to mail your registration form (on page 3 of the newsletter) in time for it to be received by April 4.

April 24 – Tour of UCO Boathouse with lunch (details will be sent via email at a later time)


May 3, 10:00 a.m., Evans Hall – Kaffeeklatsch

Link to EFA Operations Manual:

Emeritus Faculty Association Operations Manual

UCO Spring Flags

Emeritus Faculty Association

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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 (2018)

President: Deanie Wright - deaniewright@cox.net   

President-Elect: Diane Jackson - jacksondhj@yahoo.com 

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

Past President - Pat LaGrow - plagrow@cox.net 

EFA Board of Directors (2018)

Randy Jones,(Chair) - ranjones@uco.edu

Karen Carter, Member - karen.carter@okstatealumni.org  

Bill Radke, Member - wradke680@gmail.com 


Current Quarterly Newsletter

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Committees and Chairs

Advocacy and Benefits 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 
Publicity Committee: Jan Tuepker jtuepker@cox.net 
Courtesy Committee: Verlin Richardson vmrich2@att.net 
Ad Hoc:
Faculty Senate and Staff Senate Liaison: Jerry Legere
Oklahoma Teachers Retirement Committee: Bill Radke wradke680@gmail.com 
Historical Committee: Keith Swezey swezeyk@yahoo.com
Workshop Committee on Approaching Retirement: Bill Radke wradke680@gmail.com 
Ombudsman: Bill Radke wradke680@gmail.com 


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.