Mission & Leadership

Mission & Leadership

Mission Statement

The mission of OLLI at UNL is to promote lifelong learning by providing stimulating, congenial and varied opportunities designed specifically for lifelong learners 50 years of age and older.

Vision Statement:

OLLI at UNL is a vital, diverse member-driven program for adult learners.

Value Statements:

  • Excellence in all aspects of OLLI
  • Innovation, creativity and curiosity
  • Respect for diverse people, ideas, voices, and perspectives so that all members feel valued
  • Collaboration among members to positively impact OLLI
  • Collaboration with people in the community to support the mission and vision of OLLI

Policies & Procedures

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Policies & Procedures

Three Year Plan

OLLI at UNL Three Year Plan

Annual Reports

2022-2023 Annual Report (PDF)

Advisory Council Minutes

Council Minutes 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


The Advisory Council serves as an elected representative body from the membership.

Chair-Helen Meeks

Vice Chair-De Tonack

Secretary-Barb Schliesser

Treasurer-Paul VanDeWater

Immediate Past Council Chair-John LaDuke

Representative-Zakiyyah Mustafa

Representative-Jim McLoughlin

Representative-Roger Lempke

Representative-Teri Hlava

Representative-Bob Bleicher

Representative-Polly Feis

Budget Committee Co-Chairs
Jim VanKirk
Paul VanDeWater

Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs
David Dyke
Charlyne Berens

Diversity Committee Chair

Events Committee Chair

Marketing Committee Chair
Nancy Mitchell

Membership Committee Chair
Jim McLoughlin

Nomination Committee Chair
John LaDuke

Travel Committee Chair
Carol Myers

Resource Development Co-Chairs
Greg Jensen
Mary Ann Losh

OLLI Director
Bob Michl

College of Education and Human Sciences Dean
Sherri Jones