Sonoma State University
Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association


  • Memorial Service for Sherri Anderson

    Sherri passed away on June 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held:

    • 12 PM, Saturday, July 1, 2017
    • Petaluma Baptist Church (580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy)

  • Executive Board Election

    • Submission deadline: Monday, June 19, 2017.

    In keeping with the SSU-ERFA Bylaws (January 20, 2017), the Executive Board calls for interested SSU-ERFA paid members to apply for the following Board positions for 2017-2018: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, and Academic Senate Representative. For further information on these positions, see the Bylaws on the left.

    Our current Board members are interested in being considered for the positions listed above. At this time the position of Secretary is vacant. If you are interested in submitting your name for consideration for any of the above positions, please notify the Executive Board by submitting your name and contact information by June 19, 2017 to Sally Hurtado de Lopez, SSU- ERFA President, at or (707) 875-2305.


  • SSU-ERFA now in Academic Affairs

    The SSU-ERFA Executive Board delights in informing the membership that our chapter of ERFA is now housed in Academic Affairs. The board thanks the SSU-ERFA membership and the administration for their support and encouragement along our path to achieving this goal. We look forward to growing our chapter as we strengthen our relationship with all stakeholders, including the administration, the faculty, and the student body. We encourage all of our members to participate with the board in our endeavor to move forward.

  • New Bylaws

    The SSU-ERFA Executive Board passed new bylaws on 20 January 2017. Please use the menu on the left to read them.

  • Dear Fellow Members of SSU-ERFA

    CSU-ERFA is asking the chapters on different campuses to provide information on the types of involvement its members are continuing to have with their home campus once they have retired from working there. They have provided us with a list which you will find here of some 19 possibilities activities that might be either currently happening or at least possible on some of the campuses. If you have at least recently been doing any of these activities on the list at SSU we ask that you send an e-mail with the number associated with the appropriate item or items on the list and if you include #19 (other) we ask that you tell us what that activity is.

    Please send your e-mail with this info to Sally Hurtado

  • Resolution Regarding Inclusion and Recognition of Emeritus Faculty

    The SSU Academic Senate unanimously approved this resolution on October 27, 2016.

Who We Are:

The SSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (SSU-ERFA) provides opportunities for maintaining professional relations with colleagues; works to address concerns and preserve the rights and benefits of emeritus and retired faculty and staff; provides a voice for retired faculty through an elected representative to the SSU Academic Senate; and, keeps up to date with the statewide organization, California State University - Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA), which protects the rights of retired California State University faculty and staff.

When you join CSU-ERFA you automatically become a member of SSU-ERFA. Please visit the CSU-ERFA website to learn the many benefits of membership, including a Grants Award Program. Download and complete the CSU-ERFA membership application or call the CSU-ERFA office at (818) 718-7996 to request an application.

SSU-ERFA sponsors local events, usually two each semester. Our next event will be in Fall 2015. Watch here for details as they become available..

In addition to its affiliation with CSU-ERFA, SSU-ERFA has its own Bylaws. Our activities are governed by our Executive Board. If you are an emeritus or retired faculty member from another CSU campus and live near Sonoma State, you are most welcome to join us.

SSU Staff are also invited to join ERFA. SSU-ERFA is one of several ERFA programs that invites staff as well as faculty to the program to enjoy all of the member benefits.