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UARA BOARD MANUAL, Approved by BOD, May 22, 2018
The UARA BOARD MANUAL describes the Role and Responsibillities of the Board of Directors and the Executive Commitee. 
The format is 13 pages of Guidelines-Policies, 37 pages overall. In addition, 19 pages are appendices for topics, i.e., Bylaws, Operating Guidelines, Best Practices and Board Retreats.

UARA Purpose - Mission - Vision - Values

Note: UARA Retreat/Board Minutes can be found on the home page. Use the pull-down menu under Operations/Minutes.


The UARA Organization
There are approximately 600+ UARA members as retirees from the University of Arizona. There is 15-member Board of Directors who engage in information sharing, topical discussions, and advice. An Executive committee, also part of the Board of Directors, is the decision-making group, composed of four officers and one past president. 

Board Meetings
The Board meets monthly (excluding summer) at the Swede-Johnson Building, 1111 N. Cherry Avenue. All UARA members are encouraged to attend. Besides the BOD members, meetings include liaison representatives of relevant campus organizations.

The UARA operates on the same fiscal year as the UA - July 1 to June 30. Renewal of dues requests are mailed in summer.

$20.00 for one year;
$80.00 for five years;
$10.00 for one year for active employees within two years of retirement.

The purposes of the association are to (1) promote the interests and welfare of University of Arizona retirees and to (2) develop continuing contact between retirees and the University and to (3) provide the means for interaction among UA retirees through a diversity of cultural, intellectual, and social programs.

The UARA is an advocate for issues facing people who are retired from the University of Ariona, as well as older people in general. It brings Arizona legislation updates and other items of critical information to the membership. The UARA is part of the Tri-University Retirees Association.

The UARA is a 501(c)(7) organization.

UARA Office Location and Contact Information

UA Babcock Building
1717 E. Speedway, Room 3105
Tucson AZ  85721 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 42391

Tucson, AZ 85733-2391

Office Telephone: 520-626-6936
E-mail - uara@arizona.edu
Website uara.arizona.edu - click here for response form.

Kathi Hart, Office Manager
Office Hours:  Monday 9:00am-1:00pm; Tuesday Noon-4:00pm, Summer, by appointment.


Officers* Beginning July 1, 2018
President: Dotty Sherwood-Cooney
Past President: Alison Hughes
Vice President: Cassie Unda Ciotti
Secretary: TBA
Treasurer: Liz Gradillas
*officers are also board members
Susan Anderson - Jim Barrett - Robert Casler - Jane Dugas
David Earnest - A. Jay Gandolfi
- Kathi Hart - Kenney Hegland 
Trudy Jacobson - Mike Proctor


Bylaws Revised July 2017
UARA Bylaws (Revised 2015)

UARA Bylaws (Revised 2011)
Old UARA Constitution and Bylaws (1984)

UARA Presidents

Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2014-2015


Jane Dugas, Webmaster - jdugas@email.arizona.edu