Emeritus is a designated honorary status that may be conferred upon a retired employee
or in anticipation of the retirement of an employee, effective upon retirement. Conferring
of this title is not automatic upon retirement. The title confers lifetime appointments
and shall be conferred based upon individual distinction and quality of significant
contribution and service to the College. Emeriti will remain in force until death.
The emeritus appointment carries no formal associated responsibilities or compensation.
Upon publication of an employee’s intent to retire, the employee, their department
or their supervisor may initiate a letter of request for Emeritus status. The letter
of request shall include the employee’s qualifications for the title. These qualifications
should demonstrate the employee’s individual distinction and quality of contribution
and service to the College. It is expected that the committee will look for a record
of achievement that establishes the candidate as an employee of extraordinary distinction.
The faculty letter will be submitted to the Sabbatical Committee who will review the
documentation and make a recommendation to the President. Other non-faculty recommendations
will be reviewed by an emeritus committee, consisting of faculty, classified and exempt
employees, appointed and convened as-needed by the president.
Upon recommendation from the President and approval by the Board of Trustees, the
employee will be granted emeritus status. However, the Board of Trustees may rescind
such status for just cause. The President will publish the employee’s appointment
to emeritus status to the campus community during commencement.