Faculty Roles in Emeritus College


Faculty roles in the Emeritus College include representing the Emeritus College on the Faculty Senate/Faculty Council, as well as serving on the Executive and other Emeritus College Committees.


University Committees

Holly York
Members of the Emeritus College continue to participate in faculty governance by serving three-year terms as members of the University Senate and the Faculty Life Course Committee of the Faculty Council.

Pictured: Holly York, PhD, Senior Lecturer of French Emerita


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of 12 members including committee chairs and representatives from the major units of Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Oxford College, Rollins School of Public Health, the School of Law, and the School of Medicine. The Executive Committee meets several times a year and provides advice and guidance to the Director in the administration of programs and activities.

Current members of the Executive Committee include:

  • Virgil Brown MD, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Medicine Emeritus
  • John Ford PhD, Former Vice President, Campus Life
  • Ron Gould PhD, Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus
  • Mike Kutner PhD, Professor, Biostatistics
  • Marilynne McKay MD, Professor of Dermatology Emerita
  • Helen O’Shea PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing Emerita
  • Jim Roark PhD, Professor of History Emeritus
  • Gretchen Schulz PhD, Professor of English Emerita (Oxford Campus)
  • Jagdish Sheth PhD, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing
  • Holly York PhD, Senior Lecturer of French Emerita

Emeritus College Committees

Awards and Honors Committee

Oversees the selection of recipients for various awards, clarifies the requirements for various awards and honors, and solicits nominations for awards and honors.

Membership and Development Committee

Builds the membership of the Emeritus College through outreach to pre-retirees and newly retired faculty and senior administrators; works with the Emory Advancement and Alumni Engagement office on funding initiatives; and organizes and hosts events, both informational and social for those who are anticipating retirement and those already retired

Mind Matters Committee

Oversees all programming that furthers matters of the mind. This committee, with the help of others recruited from the Emeritus College membership, select and schedule speakers for the Lunch Colloquiums, support the development of Interdisciplinary Seminars, celebrate emeriti achievement in the arts, and select the Sheth Distinguished Lecturer each year.

Volunteer Service Committee

Sponsors a variety of popular volunteer opportunities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent activities have been limited.

Retirement Mentoring Committee

Sponsors the Faculty Retirement Mentoring Program and helps to match trained mentors with faculty members considering retirement.