NEO Wraps Up its
“Planning for the Future” Initiative

The Northwestern Emeritus Organization (NEO) completed its study study and planning process that explored opportunities to better serve emeriti, the University and our communities. The NEO Executive Council,on May 23, 2017, approved the final “Action Report” to help guide implementation. This post consolidates the key documents produced during this initiative.

The NEO Executive Council approved the enabling resolution on December 13, 2017. Four work groups were charged and then conducted research and wrote reports which identified “critical questions:”

  • Transitions to Retirement: Kathy Rundell and Erwin Goldberg, co-chairs. Report
  • Collaborations within Northwestern: Sharon Dooley and Dan Garrison, co-chairs. Report
  • The Emeriti Center: Fred Hemke and Mort Rahimi, co-chairs. Report
  • Emeriti Survey: Jack Snarr and George Harmon, co-chairs. Report

Brief summaries of the reports were extracted from The Emeritus News Winter 2017 edition and may be more suitable for some uses.

Caroline Kane, Professor Emerita at the University of California Berkeley and President of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE) visited Northwestern on March 5-7, 2017 and produced a consultant report with an analysis of and recommendations for NEO.

Those with an NU netID can view a map illustrating the the demographics of NEO members.

NEO Planning for the Future

The Northwestern Emeritus Organization (NEO) is reviewing its opportunities to better serve emeriti, the University and our communities. Four work groups have conducted research and written reports with “critical questions.”

Caroline Kane, Professor Emerita at the University of California Berkeley and President of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE) will visit Northwestern and key players to help us address these critical questions. This will include an open meeting for all NU emeriti on March 7, 2017 from 11:00-12:00 in Parkes Hall at 1870 Sheridan Road; please RSVP if you anticipate attending.

The work groups are:

  • Transitions to Retirement: Kathy Rundell and Erwin Goldberg, co-chairs. Report
  • Collaborations within Northwestern: Sharon Dooley and Dan Garrison, co-chairs. Report
  • The Emeriti Center: Fred Hemke and Mort Rahimi, co-chairs. Report
  • Emeriti Survey: Jack Snarr and George Harmon, co-chairs. Report in development.

Brief summaries of the reports were extracted from The Emeritus News Winter 2017 edition and may be more suitable for some uses.

Those with an NU netID can view a map illustrating the the demographics of NEO members.

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Professor Emeritus of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine