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Retired Personnel Association

CCU-RPA CALENDAR for 2023-2024


Retired faculty and staff of Campbellsville University are invited to join the newly-created CU-Retired Personnel Association or CU-RPA, designed to provide “connection, continuity and communication” (3Cs) among all retired faculty and staff and Campbellsville University.
CU-RPA will provide an opportunity for CU retired employees to continue being a part of the CU family, to get together socially for luncheons and regular meetings and to be involved in CU activities.

Campbellsville University Mission

Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, Christian institution that offers non-credit technical programs, along with certificates, associates, undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity and professional preparation within a caring environment. The university prepares students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship by linking discovery research to knowledge at the doctoral level, and active participation in a diverse, global society.


  • To foster academic excellence through pre-professional certificates, associates, baccalaureate, and graduate programs through traditional, technical, and online systems
  • To achieve academic excellence through rigor and relevancy in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level programs
  • To provide an environment conducive for student success
  • To value diverse perspectives within a Christ-centered community
  • To model servant leadership and effective stewardship

Vision/Mission of CU-RPA

The vision of CU-RPA is to encourage retired faculty and staff to remain actively engaged, as much as desired, in the life of Campbellsville University, in academic, educational, scholarly and cultural activities on campus and in the community.

The mission of CU-RPA supports the Campbellsville University mission to model servant leadership and effective stewardship of time, talents and scholarship. Its mission is to 1) celebrate the role of retired faculty and staff for their many years of service to higher education, to the many students and to the University, 2) to advocate for their special concerns and interests of its members and 3) to provide opportunities for the members to continue participating in the university’s activities as desired.


In January of 2023, Dr. Joseph Hopkins, president of Campbellsville University, appointed a founding committee to oversee the development of an organization for retired CU faculty and staff. The committee members met several times on campus during the spring semester and early summer of 2023 to develop drafts of key documents such as By-Laws and Membership Forms. The founding committee members were supported at meetings and electronically by the following administration of CU:

Dr. Joseph Hopkins, President of Campbellsville University


Dr. Donna Hedgepath 1
Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Provost of Campbellsville University


Parker is promoted to dean of faculty at Campbellsville University
Dr. Jeanette Parker, Dean of Faculty, Campbellsville University


The founding committee members of CU-RPA are:

Dr. Pat Cowherd 3
Dr. Patricia Cowherd, Acting Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology


Ashley Farmer
Ashley Fox, Director of Alumni Relations


Dr. Carolyn Garrison, Retired School of Education Faculty (Retired December 2020)


Joan C. McKinney 6
Joan McKinney, Retired Director of Campbellsville University Communications (Retired February 2023)


Andrea Settle, Human Resources Office


CU-RPA By-Laws were developed, reviewed and revised several times by the founding committee during the spring of 2023. The current edition represents discussion and decisions about the by-laws at those meetings and will be reviewed and approved by the CU-RPA membership.
There are 11 By-Laws for the organization:

I. Name
II. Purpose
III. Membership
IV. Dues
V. Voting Rights
VI. Administration
VII. Meetings
VIII. Officers
IX: Committees
X: Quorum
XI: By-Laws


According to the CU-RPA By-Law VIII, there will be a Board of Directors, initially consisting of the officers.
The Officers of the Association shall consist of:

  • President
  • Vice President/President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Past President

The Board/officers shall be elected by the membership during the last meeting of the fiscal year which is July through June each year. Officers may succeed themselves. During the founding year, officers may be volunteers.

CU-RPA Officers for 2023-2025

President: Stan McKinney
Vice-President/President Elect: Dr. Beverly Ennis
Secretary: Joan McKinney
Treasurer: Dr. Carol Garrison


By-Law VII: Meetings of the Association

CU-RPA will initially meet at least once each term and once in the summer.

Other meetings may be set by the Board of Directors/Officers as desired. Some meetings may be virtual to accommodate members who live a distance from the university. These may include fall and spring full membership meetings plus committee meetings. All business, committee and special meetings will be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition.


All officially retired CU employees, shall be considered eligible for membership. Membership shall be granted on payment of dues. Retiree membership includes non-CU spouses/partners, including those of deceased retired faculty and staff. Upon approval, membership may be granted for faculty/staff and others who have served CU many years but do not meet the official retirement criteria. Only official members will have voting rights at business meetings.
Members during the first year of the CURPA, July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, will be considered founding members.

The Board of Directors shall propose annual membership dues, ratified by the general membership. The Board also has the option of establishing life-time membership dues. CU-RPA has no revenue source other than membership dues. Once the board and officers are in place, the CU-RPA budget may be developed.
Annual dues are payable July 1 and due no later than September 1. Delinquent members shall be denied voting privileges. The founding committee has set the dues at $15.00 annually and includes non-CU employed spouses/partners.
Members may also contribute toward a CU-RPA Scholarship fund which can be awarded based on criteria to be established by the membership. Please include separate checks for membership/T-shirts and for scholarship contributions.


We invite you to join CU-RPA and continue being a part of the CU family!!


  • Membership is $15.00 annually, from July 1st through June 30th.
  • Checks may be made out to CU-RPA and can include general membership and T-Shirt orders (see below).
  • MAIL Membership forms and check to: CU-RPA, Campbellsville University, UPO Box 941, Campbellsville, KY, 42718


  • Membership is $15.00 annually, from July 1st through June 30th.
  • Join CU-RPA online here. Scroll to bottom of list and click CU-RPA Membership and t-shirts


TMembers can order CU-RPA T-Shirts in two designs: Retired & Faculty Emeritus


  • Short Sleeved T-Shirts S-XL $11.00 2XL $14.00 3XL $15.00
  • Long Sleeved T-Shirts: S-XL $12.00 2XL $14.00 3XL $15.00
  • Sweatshirt Crewnecks: S-XL $14.00 2XL $16.00 3XL $17.00 4XL $18
  • Sweatshirt Hoodies: S-XL $17.00 2XL $19.00 3XL $20.00 4XL $24
  • Prices listed are current prices, which are subject to change.
  • If your shirt will need to be mailed to you, please add cost of shipping; at least $5.00.
  • A minimum of 12 shirts is necessary for us to place an order.
  • The cost of T-Shirt orders may be included with the membership check for mail-in.


  • See prices above. Checks may be made out to CU-RPA and can include general membership and T-Shirt orders.
  • MAIL check for T-Shirts to: CU-RPA, Campbellsville University, UPO Box 941, Campbellsville, KY, 42718


  • Order t-shirts online here. Scroll to bottom of list and click CU-RPA Membership and t-shirts
  • Please check back regularly as other apparel may be added.


Please consider contributing to the CU-RPA scholarship fund, set up via a designated account in the Development Office. Once the membership begins meeting, the name of the scholarship and the frequency and criteria for awarding it will be determined.

MAIL Contributions to the CU-RPA scholarship fund to CU-RPA Scholarship, Campbellsville University, UPO 941, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Make an online contribution to the CU-RPA Scholarship Fund here: Give Online   Please write CU-RPA in the Designated Funds box under the donation amount.


CU-RPA CALENDAR for 2023-2024

First Meeting: Meet/Greet at the Homecoming Picnic on Saturday, 9/23
Second Fall Membership Meeting: Pending


Mail: CU-RPA, Campbellsville University, UPO Box 941, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Email Us: curpa@campbellsville.edu