Mission statement:
The UC Berkeley Retirement Center is dedicated to connecting retired faculty, staff, their families to UC Berkeley and helping active faculty and staff plan for retirement.

Our goals:

  • To be a leader in retirement transition and planning at UC
  • To connect retirees to campus in ways that are mutually beneficial for retirees and campus
  • In collaboration with our four affiliated Emeriti and Retiree Associations to provide social connectedness and advocacy on behalf of our retirees
How do we accomplish our goals?
  • Communicate the latest information on retirement planning and transition 
  • Offer workshops and tools that help active faculty and staff and retirees plan for and in retirement
  • Offer and promote educational enrichment and social activities for retirees
  • Offer and promote services that encourage retirees’ access to campus 

We are an administrative unit under the Vice Provost for the Faculty. We receive support from and report directly to the Associate Vice Provost For the Faculty Angelica Stacy. Dr. Stacy also serves on our Advisory Board.


Cary Sweeney, Director

A native of Virginia, Cary holds a Master's of Gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University where she focused on adult education. She has 19+ years of experience in coordinating and managing programs in geriatrics and gerontology aimed at improving the well-being of older adults.

Cary recently worked at UCSF as Project Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, and Program Manager of the NorCal Geriatric Education Center, Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine.



Kris Thornton, BA Program Manager

Kris brings over 16 years experience in education foundation administration, alumni relations and admissions with the Laguna Beach Education Foundation, Dominican University of California and The Alumni Society of The College of William and Mary respectively. She has a passion for education and the programs that support life
long learning and engagement.

Office Administration

  • Revyn Crowley, Junior, American Studies
  • Olivia Valencia, Freshman, Undeclared
  • Richard Ruan, Freshman, Undeclared
  • Mascot, Schnitzel!


Pat Hom

Anusha Joga