Mission statement:
The UC Berkeley Retirement Center is dedicated to helping retirees and their families live well in retirement.

Our goals:

  • Bring together the skills, intellect and creativity of our retirees to solve challenges and create opportunities.
  • Connect staff, faculty and scientists with resources and tools to help with a smooth transition in retirement.
  • Promote activities that nourish the intellectual engagement and well-being of retirees.
  • Raise awareness of retirement tools, programs, services and the accomplishments of retirees.

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