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Community of Faculty Retirees

About Us


In 2013, the Office of the Provost initiated a program to connect faculty who have retired from Texas A&M University to encourage engagement with each other, with colleagues on campus, and with the ongoing research and cultural activities in the academy.

About the Programs

The Community of Faculty Retirees hosts seven programs per year on or near the Texas A&M University campus. Each program features a speaker who is an expert in his or her field. Program topics cover the entire spectrum of the university and in the past have included archaeology, astronomy, architecture, biology, chemistry, literature, philosophy, and more. Programs often have coffee and conversation before the presentation and a light lunch afterwards. 



The Community of Faculty Retirees (CFR) is a forum established to strengthen, sustain and renew the relationship of retired faculty of Texas A&M University through events and programs of special intellectual and cultural quality, involving engagement of retired faculty with each other, with colleagues still active on the campus, and with the academy. The CFR is a community engagement of the Office of the Provost – Public Partnership and Outreach that provides oversight, staff and financial support.


Membership in the CFR is open to all faculty who have retired from Texas A&M University.  The Community is also open to, and welcoming of, spouses and partners of retired faculty, as independent persons, that is, whether or not they are accompanied by a faculty retiree.

Retiree Resources

Below is information on health, wellness, human resources and financial assistance offered to TAMU retirees.  If you have suggestions for items to add, feel free to email Charles at 

Retiree Benefits Booklet
TAMU Dean of Student Life - Dimensions of Wellness
Flourish - Human Resources Health and Wellness services 
The Gardens - Agrilife Extension learning garden
TAMU Health Science Center - Vital Record
KAMU TV - Curriculum-based television programmingAt-Home Learning Toolkit
LInkedIn Learning (LIL) - Learn a new skill
Living Well Aware emails 
Retiree Privleges
SKY - university organization that supports mindful breathing, yoga and meditiation
TAMU Transportation Services - Retiree Parking information

COVID 19 Support and Assistance: 
Financial Changes for Retirees
How to use Zoom Like a Pro
University Staff Council Emergency Fund
University Student Relief Fund - if you are looking for a way to support students during this time. 


Upcoming Events


Archive of Past Events


Since its inception the Community has provided a unique forum for intellectual exchange across the spectrum of the university’s disciplines. The lectures, whether by active faculty or retired, reflect the groundbreaking talent at A&M, and always challenge the mind and stimulate discussion. The social interaction provides meaningful connections to old friends and the opportunity to make new ones. CFR embodies the ideal of a university community. 
David G. Woodcock, Professor Emeritus of Architecture

In retirement I continue to keep up with many programs in my former area of work, but often don't use time to investigate other things going on.  Through the Community of Faculty Retirees my perspective of and appreciation for many exciting and fascinating ongoing activities have been widened.
Kim Feldman
The speakers are consistently outstanding. Plus, I enjoy the opportunity to socialize with the friends and acquaintances who attend CFR events.
Sandy Tucker, Retired, University Libraries
Over the 35 years I have been associated with Texas A&M, I have seen the quality of educational scholarship at the University become comparable with the best academic institutions in the world such as The University of Cambridge, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley, institutions with which I had personal experience.  As a Dean of the College of Science 1983-1992, a Distinguished Professor and chair of a committee in the early 2000s charged with examining university quality, I was made aware of happenings across the entire campus. Seeing this growth continue as a faculty retiree through the programs of the Community of Faculty Retirees has been a special delight.  These programs have continued to show me that A&M has truly superb scholarship across its many disciplines. Thus, it makes me pleased to remain supportive of A&M in my community (I live in The Woodlands) and with future students and their families.
John Fackler, Distinguished Professor, Retired - Chemistry Department