Per BOR Policy 8.3.13, "A president may, at his/her discretion, confer the title of emeritus/a on any retired faculty member or administrative officer who, at the time of retirement, had ten (10) or more years of honorable and distinguished USG service, provided, however that the title of President Emeritus/a may be conferred only by the Board of Regents on the recommendation of the Chancellor (BoR Minutes, January 2009).
The conferral of emeritus/a status is considered a distinctive honor, not a right, and is not automatic. Conferring of the emeritus/a title will be based on the primary appointment and must be made within three (3) months of the date of retirement.
For retiring/retired faculty, the chair of the department must submit to the dean (in the case of colleges without departments, these items will be submitted by the dean):
The dean will review and submit forward to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for his/her approval, who will then take to the President for him/her to confer the appropriate title.
For administrative officers, the vice president of the unit must submit to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost:
The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost will review for approval and then take to the President for him/her to confer the appropriate title. In the case of the administrative officer being a vice president, the initial recommendation will come from the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.