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Advisory Board and Committees

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt is truly a member-run organization. We'd like to thank all of our current and past volunteers and invite members to join us in ensuring the sustainability of the program for years to come. To inquire about volunteering, please visit volunteer opportunities.

Advisory Board Members

Description: Lead by the President, members of the advisory board meet on a quarterly basis to ensure that the program maintains OLLI values and a positive reputation.

K Garthwaite

Kathy Garthwaite

 N Williams

Newt Williams


Eileen Beehan
At-Large Director


Jan Goddard
Chair, Classroom Assistance


Betsy Hay
Past President

 Kathy I

Kathy Ingleson
Chair, Special Events


Robert Smith
At-Large Director


Steve Williams
At-Large Director

Shared Interest Groups Liaison 


Classroom Assistance Committee

Description: Recruit and coordinate Classroom Assistants for OLLI classes.

Committee Chair: Jan Goddard
Assistant Chair: Pat Holdridge 

Curriculum Committee

Description: Members of the Curriculum Committee utilize the course evaluations from prior terms to plan new and exciting course series every term.

Committee Members: Carole Bucy, Judy Jean Chapman, Frank Dobson, Kathy Garthwaite, Betsy Hay, Kitty Porter, Virginia Shepherd, Keith Simmons, Celia Walker and Newt Williams

Special Events Committee

Description: Members of the Special Events Committee plan and help to coordinate outings, and Annual Meeting.

Chair: Kathy Ingleson
Committee Members: Karen Davis, Margaret Hamrick, Ed Hoge, Fran Myers, Lisa Otten and Jill Perigo