The OLLI at UK, Lexington Advisory Board consists of 9 Elected (At large) Members, selected from the total membership of the OLLI, Chairs of standing committees, Current and Immediate Past Board Chair. The Advisory Board serves as the overall steering committee for the various programs of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK, Lexington site;
Meetings are held year-round on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Specially called sessions will be added as needed;
Board Members review and make recommendations on policies, procedures and financial endeavors relating to the OLLI at UK, Lexington site;
Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding the positive impact upon OLLI itself;
Board Members and Committee Chairs serve 3-year terms;
Board Members are expected to serve on task forces and Board committees throughout their term.
Board Members support the creation and cultivation of relationships and partnerships within and between our OLLI programs, the University of Kentucky and the greater community. Board members support and advocate for the programs of UK’s Office of Lifelong Learning and assist with program activities whenever possible.
Activities vary each year and include:
Communicating with OLLI Membership;
Hosting OLLI exhibit/information tables;
Providing support for OLLI Open Houses and promotional events;
Support concerts, art exhibits, and other events open to the public;
Assisting with learning opportunities, such as intensives, lectures, forums, etc.
Advisory Board Member & Committee Chair Eligibility Requirements:
Be 50 years of age or older;
Be a member of OLLI at UK in good standing, with membership and fees current;
Have an active interest in lifelong learning for adults 50+;
Commit to serving the program;
Attend a minimum of 8 regularly scheduled Advisory Board meetings each year of service, or in the case of a committee chair, send a designated proxy.
Committee Chairs – Able to successfully coordinate multiple people and roles.
Interested in serving on the OLLI at UK, Lexington Advisory Board?
Nominations for are now open. To be considered, please complete the online nomination form by clicking here.
Nomination forms are due by Friday, April 7, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact Joey Conrad at email@example.com or 859-257-2658. Nomination forms will be kept on file for 3 years.
2022-2023 OLLI at UK, Lexington Advisory Board
Chair: Anna Watson
Vice Chair: Lee Edgerton
Immediate Past Chair: Virginia Gregg
At Large Board Members: Nicola Burkett, Laura Cole, Chris Conley, Colette Crown, Don Gash, Mary Miller, Princess Nelson, Kathleen Roper, Eddie Salone, Kempa Turner
Curriculum Committee Chair: Ed Reeves
Development Committee Chair: Janice Birdwhistell
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairs: Diane Woods and Jane Friedman
Donovan Forum Planning Committee Chair: Sue Scheff
Promotion & Membership Committee Chair: Diana Rast