RIT Staff Member Appointed President of Retiree Association
Barry Culhane to serve Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education
Jan. 14, 2009
by Patricia Beggs
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Barry Culhane, executive assistant to the president at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been appointed president of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education.
AROHE is an international association dedicated to providing a forum for discussion of all aspects of retirement in higher education. The association was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2002 and has a membership of roughly 85 universities and colleges at this time.
Culhane, a Rochester native, has been with RIT since 1974 and was a medic in the United States Army prior to that. He has served the Rochester community with his involvement in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Corporation of Greater Rochester, the Al Sigl Center, Junior Achievement of Rochester, Upstate New York Multiple Sclerosis, the Rochester Rotary Club and numerous other organizations.
Culhane received the President of RIT’s Award for Excellence and the Roger Robach Award for his work on the Vietnam Memorial in 1995. He was also inducted into the Gates Chili High School Hall of Fame in 1997. He has received a number of other awards and continues to be active in the community.
As president of AROHE, Culhane says he hopes to help move the association to the next level in terms of membership, strategic planning and partnerships with organizations like the American Association of Retired Persons.
“I am excited to serve as president at this time, because I feel that AROHE is on the cusp of great things,” Culhane says.
For more information on the association, visit www.arohe.org.