Mission & Leadership

Mission & Leadership

Mission Statement

To promote lifelong learning by providing stimulating, congenial, and varied opportunities designed specifically for lifelong learners, primarily those 50 years and older.

Vision Statement:

OLLI is a vital, diverse member-driven organization committed to being a leading community of adult learners.

Value Statements:

  • Excellence in all aspects of the life of OLLI
  • Innovation, creativity and curiosity to develop and maintain a vibrant, diverse member-driven program
  • Respect for diverse people, ideas, voices, and perspectives where 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


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

Chair-Steve Eggland

Vice Chair-Joe Seewald

Secretary-Cassandra Sasso

Treasurer-Gary Bieck

Representative-Diane Pratt

Representative-Suzie Harder

Representative-Jerry Smithers

Past Council Chair-Georgianne Mastera

Diversity Committee Co-Chairs
Nancy Comer
Dick Vautravers

Travel Committee-Chair
John La Duke

Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs
David Dyke
Charlyne Berens

Events Committee Chair

Marketing Committee Co-Chairs
Grace Larson
Kathleen Rutledge

Arts Committee Chair
Leta Powell Drake

Membership Committee Chair
Joe Seewald

Resource Development Chair
Gary Bieck

OLLI Coordinator
Dee Aguilar

CEHS Interim Dean
Beth Doll