Sonoma State University
Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association


  • Message from President Sakaki

    President Sakaki sent a message to all SSU employees on August 15, 2016, regarding changes in the administration at SSU. Her full statement can be found under Important News in the navigation menu on the left.

Upcoming events:

  • Susan Kashack retirement party.

    Wednesday, August 24, 3:00 to 5:00 in the Person Theater Lobby. Refreshments will be served. Further information is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Covington at 707-664-4151.

  • ERFA Biannual General Meeting

    Senator Mike McGuire, District 2, Northern California, SSU Alumnus

    Topic: "The State of California and the General Election"

    • Tuesday, September 6, 2016
    • Alexander Valley Room, SSU Student Center
    • Noon - 1:00: Brown Bag Lunch
    • 1:00 - 2:00: Speaker and Discussion

    RSVP with Sally Hurtado de Lopez via email,, or by phone, 707-875-2305.

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 sponsers 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 Committee. 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 serveral ERFA programs that invites staff as well as faculty to the progam to enjoy all of the member benefits.

  • Please note that SSU-ERFA needs a Secretary and a Treasurer. If you are interested in serving, please contact our President.