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Membership in the Emeritus College is available to those who have received emeritus status upon retiring from Arizona State University.

Membership Application

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Associate Membership is available to retired college and university faculty from other colleges and universities who have received official emeritus status from their former institution if it has accreditation standards similar to ASU's. Associate Members enjoy most of the benefits and opportunities that are offered to Members.

Associate Membership Application

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Paul Burgess holds forth at a Short-Talk Luncheon

Contribute to the Emeritus College

Contributions to the Emeritus College Endowment Fund can be made at the following ASU Foundation for a New American University link.

Welcome to the Emeritus College at ASU

The Emeritus College is an Opportunities Exchange
for Retired Scholars, Teachers and Artists.

"You can't retire from what you are."


The Emeritus College is an official unit within the Provost's Office of Arizona State University whose members are retired ASU faculty who have been awarded emeritus status.

The purpose of the Emeritus College is to give a home and a focus to continued intellectual, creative and social engagement of emeritus faculty with the University.

The Emeritus College fosters and promotes the scholarly and creative lives of its members, prolonging fruitful engagement with and service to the University and the Community.

The Emeritus College provides the University a continued association with productive scientists, scholars and artists who have retired from their faculty positions but not from their disciplines.

A Place and a Purpose


Emeritus Voices 15 Now On-Line


Volume 15 of Emeritus Voices (Fall 2014) is now on-line for everyone's reading pleasure. Click on the cover illustration to be taken to the table of contents.

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Provost Appoints Bill Verdini New Emeritus College Dean

William Verdini

Provost Robert Page sent the following announcement to Emeritus College members Monday, May 11.

Dear Emeritus College Colleagues:

As a direct result of the efforts of the Search Committee for the Dean of the Emeritus College, I am pleased to announce that Dr. William Verdini has agreed to serve as Dean of the Emeritus College. Many of you know Dr. Verdini for his many years of service to ASU in  a variety of roles. Please join me in thanking him for agreeing to take on this task.

I have been very appreciative of the service of Interim Dean Elmer Gooding since last July. He has been a superlative representative and advocate for the Emeritus College. Please join me in thanking him for his service to the Emeritus College and the institution during his service as interim dean. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Finally, please join me as well in acknowledging and thanking Dr. Richard Jacob and the other members of the search committee for their efforts in identifying suitable candidates for this role.

I look forward to working with Dr. Verdini and all of you in advancing the goals and mission of the Emeritus College.

Sincerely, Robert E. Page, Jr., Provost

Bill Verdini has been a supporter of the Emeritus College since its inception. The College welcomes him to his emeritus status and to his position as the new Dean.

See ASU News coverage of Verdini appointment


The Emeritus College has its home in Old Main.

Come by and have a cup of coffee.

Emeritus College Colloquium
Wednesday, October 21
Fulton Center
2:00 PM

George Justice.
Dean of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"On being a Janite: the Allure of Jane Austen"

Justice will discuss the various ways in which his professional life has centered on the early 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen. Austen, who, often called the “Shakespeare of the Novel,” wrote six novels. Justice has edited her best novel, *Emma*, for the Norton Critical Editions series, and he will describe editing the novel, as well as teaching Jane Austen and presenting at annual meetings of the Jane Austen Society of North America—including his first English Country dancing with none other than descendants of Austen’s family! This informal presentation with also include some comments on Justice’s life with one of the world’s preeminent Austen scholars, ASU Professor Devoney Looser, a brilliant scholar, teacher, and roller derby athlete who skates under the name, “Stone Cold Jane Austen”!

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Emeritus College Colloquium
Wednesday, November 18
Fulton Center
2:00 PM

Sonja Klinsky
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

"Looking to Paris and Beyond:  Key Issues in Global Climate Change Negotiations"

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Emeritus College members assemble for their monthly colloquium.