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. There may also be opportunities for retirees to serve/volunteer in areas of interest at the University and in the community and to contribute toward a CU-RPA Scholarship Fund.
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.
The vision of CU-RPA is to encourage retired faculty and staff to remain actively engaged 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:
The founding committee members of CU-RPA are:
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:
V. Voting Rights
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:
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.
By-Law VII: Meetings of the Association
An Annual Meeting shall be held at a time and place as fixed by the Board of Directors/Officers, in the spring of each academic year. Notice of the time and place of Association meetings shall be given to members at least 15 days in advance of meetings. Tentatively, CU-RPA will meet at least once each semester.
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.
CU-RPA By-Law III
All officially retired CU employees, as classified by the CU Office of Human Resources, 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.
CU-RPA By-Law IV
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!!
There are two designs for CU-RPA T-Shirts: CU Retired & CU Faculty Emeritus. Below is the Faculty Emeritus design. The Retired design is similar.
Prices/Sizes: S-XL $11; 2XL $14; 3XL $15
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.
First Meeting: Meet/Greet at the Homecoming Picnic on Saturday, 9/23
Second Fall Membership Meeting: Pending
Please contact CU-RPA via CU mail or by email.
Mail: CU-RPA, Campbellsville University, UPO Box 941, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Email Us: email@example.com