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MSU Retiree Association Mission Statement

The MSU Retiree Association (MSURA) informs, connects and advocates for all retirees. All university retirees are included in MSURA when they retire from MSU. MSURA is a non-dues paying organization serving all retired faculty, professional and classified staff and their spouses. All retirees and pre-retirees are welcome and encouraged to participate.

MSURA encourages continued engagement with the University and colleagues by providing opportunities for retirees to gather together through diverse social, cultural, educational and intellectual programs. MSURA also seeks to provide pertinent information for retirees on privileges, finances, benefits, health insurance and pre-retirement planning.

Yes! I want to stay engaged and informed through the MSU Retiree Association
Click to see Form for Retirees to Join 

Upcoming Events - Register for all events by clicking here and then click on the event and go to the Register button.

Tuesday, January 15, Noon-1:00. Memory & Aging with Dr. Michelle Meade.

Tuesday, February 12, 3:00-4:00. Terrior and the Geology of Wine with Professor Dave Lageson

Tuesday, March 12, Noon-1:00. Journey from the Center of the Sun with Dr. Loren Acton

Tuesday, April 16, Noon-1:00. Retiree Health Insurance with Dr. Doug Young and Dr. Jerry Coffey

Tuesday, May 15, 5:00-8:00. Annual Retiree Dinner


The MSURA is operated by a volunteer Advisory Council and decisions are made by consensus. The Advisory Council consists of retiree volunteers who meet monthly. The Advisory Council welcomes the participation of retired faculty, professional and classified staff. Organization administrative support is provided by the MSU Alumni Foundation, whose staff also facilitates MSURA's outreach activities. Budget support comes from the MSU Provost, the MSU Alumni Foundation and the Retiree Fund held at the Alumni Foundation.

Advisory Council Members

Ken Bowers, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Jerry Coffey, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of English
Kathy Hansen Crawford, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Earth Sciences
Al Cunningham, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Civil Engineering
Jack Jelinski, Retired Emeritus Faculty Spanish Dept of Modern Languages
Bob Lashaway, Retired Professional University Services
Pierce Mullen, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of History
Hashem Nehrir, Retired Emeritus Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kim Rehm, Retired Professional Extended University
Pat Simmons, Retired Professional Information Technology Center
Linda Wyckoff, Retired Professional Museum of the Rockies, College of Engineering, MSU Libraries
MSU Human Resources Liaison-Sara King
MSU Alumni Foundation Liaison-Kerry Hanson and Dawn Silva
MSU Provost Office Liaison-Julie Heard

With the switch from a dues paying membership, the Association is now seeking donations to continue to provide quality information and programming to retirees. To donate click here.

For more information on the organization, please contact Dawn Silva, our administrative support person at

June 2018 Newsletter - Click Here

Recent Events (Go to Past Programs page for previous year's program descriptions)

Thursday, December 6, 4:00-6:00. MSU Retiree Association Holiday Social. MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room.

November 16, 1:30-3:00.MSU Library Archives Tour & Greater Yellowstone Coalition Papers Presentation. Wonderlust collaboration.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00-2:00. American Computer & Robotics Museum Tour. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018Jim Dolan Studio Tour. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Summer Tour of Butte. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 5-8 pm, MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room. Annual Dinner. Presentation by Dr. Robert Rydell, MSU Professor of History & Philosophy, Director of the American Studies Program, Co-Director of the Center for Western Lands and Peoples.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Brown Bag Seminar Series. Panel on Retiree Health Insurance Options with Doug Young, MSU Retiree Association and Inter-Units Benefits Committee member.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Noon-1 pm, MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room. Brown Bag Seminar Series. Presentation on Estate Planning by Kristin Bailey, Kristin L. Bailey Law Practice. Kristin will share important concepts and methods to help individuals and families achieve peace of mind and avoid unnecessary future conflict. She will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Noon-1 pm, MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room.  Brown Bag Seminar Series.  Presentation by Mark Fiege, Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies.Professor Fiege will discuss the role the “environment” has played in determining the outcome of key moments in American history.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Noon-1 pm, MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room.  Brown Bag Seminar Series.  Presentation on the Ivan Doig Archives by Jan Zauha, Outreach Librarian, MSU Library