UCIRA Board of Directors

UCI Retirees Association Board of Directors

The UCIRA Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers that work to create programming & events and advocate for benefits on behalf of all retirees.

Jill Halvaks

Jill Halvaks

President, Retiree since 2013

Jill is a 1980 Alum of UCI. After working for 33 years in the Dean of Students/Student Life & Leadership office, she began volunteering first with the Heritage Park Friends of the Library. In addition, Jill volunteers at UCI primarily with the UCI Retirees Association. When not volunteering, she enjoys reading, traveling, and being with her family.

Cindy Fern

Cindy Fern

Treasurer, Retiree since 2014

The former director of Student Affairs for the School of Physical Sciences, Cindy participated in the Physical Sciences Mentorship Program following retirement and continues to mentor UCI graduates. She is also a member of the UCI Stars quilting and crafting group.

Bernadette Strobel-Lopez

CUCRA Representative, Retiree since 'XX

Bernadette was a UCI alumna who retired as manager of the Bren Center and purchased a small ranch in the Imperial Valley. She recently returned to Orange County where she is hooked on transforming flea market finds into functional objects.

Linda Bogue

Linda Bogue

Hike Lead, Retiree since 2013

Linda Bogue spent 20+ years in the oil industry before taking a career turn and serving 10 years at UCI as the campus emergency manager. Although she retired in 2013, she wasn’t done, and worked as the assistant to the City of Irvine emergency manager for 2 years. Linda enjoys hiking in our local wilderness parks. She volunteers regularly for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, leading hikes and joining projects to restore and maintain the wild land. As a member of the Retirees Association Board, Linda leads hikes and looks for local, low cost activities that introduce retirees to a variety of experiences in OC. She shares her home in Mission Viejo with 2 cats, Seven and Little Man.

Ann DiPlacito

Ann DiPlacito

Board Member, Retiree since 'XX

Ann is a UCI Alumna who began her career as a student conference assistant. In addition to her love of printmaking, she continues her enjoyment of event coordination by helping to plan lectures, tours and campus activities.

Pat Price

Pat Price

Board Member, Retiree since 2012

After retiring from her job as Director of Academic Personnel, Pat devoted herself to travel and quilt making with Beach Cities Quilters Guild and UCI Stars, a group that donates their quilts to UCI oncology patients. She also provides quilts to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Marianne Schnaubelt

CUCRA Chair, Retiree since 'XX

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Jeri Fredrick

Jeri I. Frederick

Director, UCI Center for Emeriti & Retirees

Jeri has 20 years of service at UCI.  As Center director, Jeri oversees communication of continuing retiree benefits information, services and programs, as well as volunteer, discount and wellness opportunities for all UCI Emeriti and Retirees. The Center provides administrative/business support services for the UCI Retirees Association and the UCI Emeriti Association activities.