President's Message

August 2016

Dear Emeriti Colleagues,

I hope you all had enjoyable summers and are ready to start a new year and engage in UC Davis’ fall activities.

 Summer has been an active time for Tom Sallee and me as we collaborated with UC Davis Retirees’ Association (UCDRA) President Dave Shelby and Vice President John Meyer in discussions on future directions for the Retiree Center and new director position. Vice Chancellor Shaun Keister and Assistant Vice Chancellor Rich Engel proposed a new reporting structure with a redefined position, Director of Affiliate Programs. This position would be responsible for not only overseeing the direction of the Retiree Center, but also the development and oversight of a satellite Retiree Center in Sacramento, along with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Parent and Family Program. With this model, several opportunities were identified to strengthen the programs and services for emeriti. We also participated in the development of a position description for the Director of Affiliate Programs. UCDEA will have representation on the recruitment committee for the new director that will be conducted this fall.

At the August Campus Community Council meeting, it was announced that the search for a new UC Davis Chancellor would be conducted this fall with the intention of having a new chancellor appointed in January. A subcommittee of the Regents’ recruitment committee will have visited campus on September 27th to gather information from campus constituents during this recruitment process. We anticipate having one to two emeriti representatives at the table to advise this committee.

Please join us on October 21, 2016, for the annual fall joint meeting with the UCDRA. Michael McCloud, the founder of the mini-medical school, will be giving our keynote address. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this year’s open enrollment options from Guerren Solbach. We will also be celebrating the first ten years of the Retiree Center. This will also be an excellent time to reconnect with former colleagues. I hope to see many of you there.

As we embark on another busy academic year, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns that you would like the Executive Committee to address. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jo Anne

Jo Anne Boorkman

UCDEA President, 2016-17