G-32-19.2.1 Criteria for Eligibility of Emeritus Status - COCC Employees

All Central Oregon Community College (COCC) employees who have served the institution for at least 15 years are eligible for consideration of Emeritus status after retirement. There are three categories for this recognition: Emeritus faculty (generally referred to as “Emeritus Professor”), Emeritus Administrators and Emeritus Classified employees. This policy does not apply to COCC’s president, whose emeritus status is granted by the COCC Board of Directors at the board’s discretion.


By January 15th of the academic year (September-June) preceding the retirement, any individuals with at least 15 years of service can submit their names for consideration, or be nominated by any other employee at COCC for consideration (with the subsequent agreement by the retiring employee), in accordance with the granting of emeritus status procedure.