Dean's message

Welcome to the Emeritus College at Arizona State University.

When the Emeritus College was created fifteen years ago, President Crow charged us to build a college that would distinguish ASU among the nation's universities. Under the leadership of our five previous deans, the ASU Emeritus College has been identified by many other universities as one to emulate.

I am delighted to work with the membership of the Emeritus College to rally our significant expertise, experience and connections to promote the vision and mission of ASU.

The members of the College sponsor a number of programs and activities throughout the year that provide intellectual and creative opportunities for retired faculty, the University and the community. In addition to our short talks luncheons, Emeritus College Colloquia, and Annual Symposium, the College offers to the public numerous short courses and lectures through the Emeritus College Academy for Continued Learning. We support research and creative activities, and publish a quarterly newsletter and a literary journal, Emeritus Voices.

Our membership is more than 500 retired university professors from ASU as well as associate members from other universities who have been granted the rank of Emeritus Professor by their institutions. If you have been granted emeritus professor status and are not yet a member of the ASU Emeritus College, I invite you to send an e-mail message to me at or to our College at, and become involved in this excellent organization. You may also download a membership application by visiting our website at and selecting the appropriate Membership Application link.

Our staff and I look forward to greeting you at our offices in Old Main 102 on the Tempe Campus. If you have any questions, please call our office at 480-965-0002 or email us at