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Ole Miss Retirees
University of Mississippi

Message from the Chair

Greetings Ole Miss Faculty and Staff Retirees!

My name is Ron Kitchens and as Chair of the Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Retirees’ Association Board of Directors for the term ending June 30, 2021, I would like to invite you to take part in the organization. Since retiring from the University, I like to stay involved with this great institution and hope you will also. Please browse our web pages to find out more about our Association and what we are doing. We try to provide programs and events that Ole Miss retirees are interested in and that provide insights into what is happening here. Please let us know what you are interested in.

There are several programs that have been annual events in the past and we anticipate continuing. One of these is the spring dinner hosted each year for Ole Miss retirees by the Chancellor, where we are informed of current and future items of interest. Another is the Holiday Brunch, an opportunity to meet with and fellowship with other Ole Miss retirees and guests. One of the most popular yearly events is a briefing by PERS leadership on the status of our retirement system and its plans for the future. We also have outings to athletic events and invite speakers to talk on specific subjects of interest to retirees.

Our web page is also a great place to visit for those who are contemplating retirement.  One of the things we offer is peer mentoring to help ease the transition for those who have questions or concerns regarding retirement.  We also have a page describing discounts and benefits of Ole Miss retirees, which we will be periodically updating. You can see our bylaws, which show that all retirees are a member of the organization. So if you are not getting our notices, please give us your contact information and participate with us. You can contact us at or contact me directly at

Hope to see or hear from you soon!

Ronald L. (Ron) Kitchens
Chair, Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Retirees Association