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Emeritus or Emerita Status

Emeritus/emerita faculty are recommended for approval by the president to the Board of Visitors in recognition of exemplary service to the university.

Nominating a faculty member for emeritus or emerita status

Faculty members eligible for emeritus/a status should record their retirement date with the Department of Human Resources. As appropriate, the Office of the Provost will then provide the department head with a nomination form (PDF) and sample board of visitor’s resolutions. The signed nomination form and an accompanying draft resolution should be submitted electronically via Sharepoint through the college dean’s office, or via email to Rachel Gabriele.

Those recommended for emeriti status are reviewed and approved at the quarterly meetings of the Board of Visitors. A copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation are provided to the emeritus or emerita faculty member.

Emeritus/Emerita faculty in the Faculty Handbook

A more detailed description of the guidelines for conferral of emeritus/emerita status can be found in Section 3.2.4 of the Faculty Handbook

University policy on emeritus/emerita faculty

Non-financial benefits for retiring faculty members approved for emeritus or emerita status are described in University Policy 4405 (PDF).

Displaying information in online directory

Generally, retirees' information will not display in the VT People Search or other online white pages. Emeritus/a faculty members may elect to have their information displayed in VT People Search. For instructions, refer to Displaying or Concealing Your Personal Information.

Emeritus and Emerita Faculty Listing (PDF)


Email Rachel Gabriele