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.

PARRA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly and includes the following:

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

At-Large Members:
Eric Behrens
Carla Ferri-Blackmon
Linda Glasscock
Kristine Hafner
Margaret Heisel
Mary E. MacDonald
Cheryl Marshall
Connie Miller
Debora Obley
Myron Okada
Randolph R. Scott
Connie Williams

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

PARRA Events

PARRA Speaker Series - Innovating Through Crisis: Failing Faster

Organized by the President's and Regents' Retiree Association (PARRA)

Robert Neuhard Executive Director of the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives, UCSD.Speaker: Robert Neuhard, Executive Director of the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives, UCSD.

Click here to register 

Topic: UCSD's comprehensive approach to navigating the COVID-19 crisis allowed the campus to "mutate" its operations faster than the virus. Their adaptive, science-driven, behaviorally informed methodology, labeled "Return to Learn," became a model for universities, communities, and corporations around the world. Learn how the campus managed the health and well-being of 15,000+ campus residents and nearly 15,000 employees who continued to live and work on campus during the pandemic.