President's and Regents' Retiree Association (PARRA)

Welcome to the website of PARRA—the President's and Regents' Retiree Association. Membership in PARRA is automatic for everyone who retires from the Office of the President. Our association currently has more than seven hundred members, most of whom live in the Bay Area. PARRA was established to inform and assist UCOP retirees on University and other benefits available to them; to encourage interaction among retirees through social and cultural programs; and to promote the welfare of retirees with UC and the State government. PARRA's bylaws may be accessed here.

We host spring and fall luncheons featuring interesting and noted speakers and cooperate with the Office of the President and campus retiree associations on matters relating to the welfare of UC retirees. We request voluntary dues of $10, payable each April, in order to help PARRA do the best job possible of serving the aims of the association and the interests of our members. Find out more in the PARRA Network News - see the current and past issues online, here.

President’s and Regents’ Retiree Association Spring Luncheon

Rescheduled to March 26, 2020
Look for more details soon.
Chancellor Carol Christ

Berkeley Country Club
7901 Cutting Blvd., El Cerrito

Chancellor Carol Christ on Berkeley Then and Now

Chancellor Christ will talk about the differences between Berkeley in the 90’s, when she served as Provost, and now.

Chancellor Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017. She spent more than three decades as a professor and administrator at UC Berkeley before serving as president of Smith College from 2002 to 2013. Christ returned to Berkeley in January 2015 to direct the Center for Studies in Higher Education and was appointed interim executive vice chancellor and provost in April 2016.

No-host bar opens at 11:15 a.m.; plated lunch, including a vegetarian selection, begins at noon.

Selections for the Fall Luncheon are: Breast of Chicken; Soy Citrus glazed Salmon; and Vegetable Lasagna with Pesto and Marinara Sauce.

Questions? Contact Linda Glasscock at 415-612-4175 or

PARRA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly and includes the following:

Jim Dolgonas, President
Bill Newton, 
Vice President
Erica Nietfeld, 
Bill Newton, 

Carla Ferri-Blackmon
Judy Craig
Mary E. MacDonald
Cheryl Marshall
Connie Miller
Debora Obley
Myron Okada
Randolph R. Scott
Susan von Seeburg
Connie Williams

For further information about PARRA, please get in touch with Jim Dolgonas at

PARRA Events

Wednesday Walks: the East Bay At (and On) Your Feet

The East Bay Regional Park District sponsors nature hikes every Wednesday that offer a great opportunity to explore the extraordinary natural beauty and variety of our East Bay parks. They’re open to walkers of all ages and abilities. Every walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and has a different destination; most range from two-and-a-half to six miles round trip. You might even run into a few Office of the President friends because more and more UCOP retirees are joining these Wednesday Walks. You can find information about upcoming walks at; click on the "Regional in Nature" program guide for the schedule of Wednesday Walks.