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;
  • Working together to positively impact every part of OLLI;
  • Partnering with people in the community to support the mission and vision of OLLI.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - UNL By-Laws

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

Georiganne Mastera – Chair
David Dyke, Vice Chair
Jim Mastera – Treasurer 
Kathleen Rutledge– Secretary


Nancy Comer (2017) 
Dan Wheeler (2017)
Kay Rockwell (2018)
Diane Pratt (2018)
Joe Seewald (2018)

Committee Chairs (Co-chairs):

David Dyke – Curriculum Co-Chair
Charlyne Berens-Curriculum Co-Chair
Grace Larson – Marketing Co-Chair
Kathleen Rutledge - Marketing Co-Chair
Leta Powell Drake – Arts Special Events
Joe Seewald – Membership
Diane Pratt – Special Events 
Jim Mastera – Resource Development Co-Chair
Gary Bieck - Resource Development Co-Chair
Sue Schreiber - Travel Committee Chair
Dick Vautravers - Diversity Committee Co-Chair
Nancy Comer - Diversity Committee Co-Chair