The Resource Center for Retired University Personnel was created in 1979 to serve as the organizational link between the University and retired faculty and staff.
In early 1979 Professor Emerita Dorothea Spellman persuaded a combined group of retired University Persons and Senior Faculty and Staff Persons to serve as a task force for the creation of a Resource Center for Retired University Personnel. The faculty and staff who established the Resource Center for Retired University Personnel were Dorothea Blair, William Driscoll, Abraham Grossman, Lucille Hatch, Kenneth Kindelsperger, Karen Landergren, Phillip Perdue, Martha Rahe, Dorothea Spellman, Natalie Vaughn and Henry Welch.
The Center's Primary purpose is to promote the interests of all retired faculty and staff, to provide communication between the retirees and the University, and to coordinate retiree benefits with the Department of Human Resources. Board Members play an active role in assuring the maintenance of an adequate benefits program for retirees.
The ongoing operations for the Resource Center are directed by a Board of Directors composed of nine retired faculty and staff, and ex-officio members as deemed appropriate. The Board of Directors meets monthly during the academic year under the direction of a chairperson who maintains communication with the DU Administration. A secretary keeps a file of retired faculty and staff, a current mailing list, and sends information to new retirees. The secretary provides assistance to the Special Community Programs Division, Office of the Provost, for the Amici/Amicae Universitatis Awards Program. In the absence of the chairperson, the secretary presides at all functions and meetings of the Board and of the General Membership.
The Board of Directors for 2012-2013
Jackie Kammer, Chairperson, Irene Woodall, Secretary; Ed Calmus, Joel Cohen, Kathy Duffy, Ruth Fanslow, Pat Fisher, Jeanette King, Bob Stocker, Pam Whitt. Ex-Officio Members are Jan Amme, Maria Armstrong, Deborah Bradford, Rita Campbell, Keith Heaton, Dorothy Jamieson, Dave Longbrake, Hugh Pote, Pat Smutz, and Anita West.
Three times each year all retirees are invited to on campus programs which are of interest to the membership. Announcements of these meetings are made through the Resource Center Newsletter. Meetings are held on the third Wednesdays of October, February and April. The highlight of the year is our Spring Luncheon in April, compliments of the Provost.
At the time of your retirement the Pioneer Card Access Office will issue a Pioneer Card designated for retirees. Benefits available to card holders include library privileges, discounts on athletic events, theater and musical productions, book store discounts and tuition waivers. A complete list of privileges is mailed to each new retiree.
The University of Denver is a Charter Member of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE) which was established in 2003. This is a National and International Organization whose goal is to encourage communication between retirees and the institutions, and at the same time promote communication among member institutions for the purpose of enhancing both retiree and university benefits. David Longbrake, Board Member and former Chairperson, serves on the Board of AROHE. He attends conferences which are held every two years and maintains constant communications to keep the DU Board Members advised of the actions of the organization. Anita West, a former Chairperson, represented DU as a Charter Member of AROHE, and served on the first Board of Directors. Anyone interested in learning more about AROHE can visit its Website: AROHE.org
All retirees and widowed spouses are entitled to receive the Denver Magazine. Retirees may stay current on University of Denver happenings with DU Today at www.du.edu/today
The address for the Resource Center for Retired University Personnel is: University of Denver, 2199 S. University Blvd, MRB #416, Denver, CO 80208. The office is not staffed on a full time basis, retirees may contact Irene Woodall at 303.794.8453 or email@example.com The office phone is 303.871.3268 to leave a voice mail message. To visit the Retiree Webpage go to http://www.du.edu/hr click on Benefits, then click on Retirees.
Jackie Kammer, Chairperson
Irene Woodall, Secretary
Board of Directors, Resource Center for Retired University Personnel
You can contact the resource center by leaving a message at (303) 871-3268
Resource Center for Retired University Personnel
The office is not staffed on a full-time basis but the secretary
Irene Woodall, can be contacted at her home at