Message from the Chair

The Board needs your help to kick off the 2014-2015 school year and build stronger communities in the process.

It is never too early (or too late) to start planning for the next chapter of your life. You will not be retiring from life. In your next chapter, you will have the opportunity to focus your talents, experiences, and interests to your preferred connections and values.

As retirees, I encourage you to become involved in the Retirees Association to participate in activities that keep you connected to the University of Mississippi and enable you to stay and promote enjoyment and value in your next chapter.

When you give, you learn. Keeping the brain active is very important. It’s our responsibility to have a happy productive life, and put our experience, wisdom and money to work for the greater good and care for the University of Mississippi and for our community.

When I was employed at the University of Mississippi, I volunteered to work as an usher. Now that I’m retired, I will continue to volunteer in serving at May graduation and other opportunities available.

The Board strives to make the association increase relevancy to its members to show the campus and community that we value our relationship with the University and desire to give back our time and talents. The board is guiding and supporting the University of Mississippi with passion and enthusiasm.

Finally, the Board cannot do everything on its own and that is why the committees and volunteers are so important.


Emma Ward