ARRUF was proposed by a group of Rice University retired faculty to the Provost and President. Their ideas were codified in a Charter (pdf file) approved by Provost Marie Lynn Miranda who appointed a Steering Committee to organze, develop, and run the organization. We thank the Provost for her support and for providing funds and facilities.
The Steering Committee adopted a set of Interim Bylaws (pdf file) to govern itself until 2018, when the first regular Directors and Committee Chairs will be elected by the membership. A set of regular Bylaws (pdf file) has been drafted to serve after that time.
Ron Sass, Founding Chair, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Biosciences