Wichita State University has announced the creation of the WSU Retirees Association (WSURA), aimed at providing new paths for Shocker faculty and staff retirees to continue active engagement with the university. The new association adds to the existing array of perks available to retirees.
The association was announced Oct. 4 at Wichita State’s annual Retirees Breakfast.
Anyone who is officially retired from WSU is automatically a member of the association. The association is organized and led by retirees and will provide new opportunities for members to connect not only with other retirees but also with the wider WSU community. This association contributes to WSU’s strength as the only Kansas member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network and as an age-inclusive campus.
All retirees will enjoy benefits including free campus parking, a discount on community education programs and free access to lifelong learning and regular academic classes, a free membership to Campus Recreation, continued access to Ablah Library, discounted dining and services, and more. Members will receive a special retiree Shocker ID card that provides additional access to resources across campus and throughout the Wichita area.
The WSU Retiree Association Organizing Committee, a group of volunteers including retirees and current faculty and staff members who are close to traditional retirement age, has been convened to further envision the future of the retiree association. The group is tasked with developing the mission and aims of the association and identifying short- and long-term strategies.
“The legacy and the contributions our faculty and staff make over their years here at Wichita State and once they retire are part of what make Shocker Nation what it is today,” says WSU President Rick Muma. “Our retirees are always welcome at Wichita State and are forever part of Shocker Nation.”
About Wichita State University
Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.
Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.
The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.