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About PURA

Welcome to the Web Site of the Purdue University Retirees Association

PURA membersWhether you are a Purdue retiree, the spouse of a retiree, or just a visitor to our Web site, we hope you will take a few moments to explore it and learn about our organization, its structure, and its activities.

Of approximately 4,700 Purdue retirees, two-thirds have remained in the Greater Lafayette area to maintain their close ties with the University, their friends and the community.

Some have moved on to other locations on a permanent basis; still others go elsewhere during the winter, but return each spring to reconnect with their Purdue colleagues and friends.

Wherever they are, they can maintain active contact with us through this Web site and the links it provides to information about PURA and its activities.

Greetings from Our PURA President

Dan Collins 2014-2015 PURA PresidentWelcome to the PURA 2014-15 year! Last year your PURA committees were busy negotiating our health insurance plans, orchestrating special activities and outings, awarding endowment grants and scholarships, soliciting speakers for our monthly luncheons, meeting current and near-future retirees whereever we could, and communicating via the exclusive PURA Newsletters and web site. Last September, over 300 retirees assembled at the Kickoff Luncheon to welcome President Mitch Daniels as he discussed his vision for Purdue's future. On June 5th our advisor, Luis Lewin, spoke eloquently of the unique relationship retirees share with the University. As for PURA's future; expect more of the same, with a few extra added attractions in the works. Stay tuned! All PURA activities and programs were - and are being - planned, organized, and adeptly executed by your fellow retirees. Any time is a good time to get involved with one of our traditional committees - or, if you have a great idea for a new initiative, let's talk. To stay abreast of all that's happened and is happening, I urge you to continually check out our outstanding PURA webpage, http://www.purdue.edu/retirees/ . It's THE place to find our late-breaking news. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please send an e-mail to me at decollins.retired@yahoo.com , or call my cell phone: 765-413-8451. Boiler Up!.

Dan Collins
Your 2014-15 PURA President

Organizational information

PURA Policies and Procedure Manual

The PURA Policy and Procedure Manual contains a wealth of information about PURA's history, bylaws, executive board, committees, benefits, and awards.

Current Executive Board


Arthur G. Hansen Award Nomination Form

Read more about the Hansen Award in the PURA Policies and Procedure Manual.


Benefits are discussed further in the PURA Policies and Procedure Manual.