OLLI is a vibrant learning community that has grown through active member involvement and strong support from Furman University. The Institute falls under the Continuing Education Department but is uniquely guided by bylaws and an executive council voted upon by its membership. Everyone is encouraged to contribute in some way. You may teach a class, be a class liaison, serve on a committee or on the Council, help with record keeping, make coffee, give directions or perform other tasks. OLLI @ Furman's Administrative Council Members are elected from the general membership under bylaws adopted by the members. There are standing committees and ad hoc committees created as needed for special projects.

Note: Each year the Administrative Council (Members-At-Large are on a 3 year rotation) is rotated off in May during the Spring Luncheon. It is the responsibility of the committee chairmen to choose and train their successors. Both the Chair and Chair-elect members attend all Council meetings (average 4 a year). This helps to ensure continuity in OLLI throughout the years.

Administrative

Position
Name
Term Ends
Phone
E-Mail
President
Karl Sedlarz
May 2014
979-8907
sedlarzkh@aol.com
VP of Membership (Pres. Elect)
Elaine Brummett
May 2014
246-6348
ebrum301@aol.com
VP of Admin.
Sandy Jenkins
May 2014
307-9529
tom.sandy@gmail.com
InterimDirector
Brad Bechtold
*
294-3136
brad.bechtold@furman.edu
At Large
Natalina Ferlauto
May 2014
288-6128
natalina47@aol.com
At Large
Laura Gossett May 2014 963-1181 jlgossett@charter.net
At Large Dick Eaton
May 2015 834-5239 brulyn@aol.com
At Large Pat Hicks
May 2015 915-1688 pshicks@bellsouth.net
At Large Barbara Wojack May 2016
203-535-8227 nowo29@yahoo.com
At Large Cathy Dwyer
May 2016
834-7476 cathd65@aol.com


Committee Chairs

Committee
Name
Telephone
Email Address
Administration Steve Davis
297-3899
steve.davisgt@charter.net
Curriculum Jim Smeaton
235-8916 jimsmeaton@gmail.com
Curriculum Vice Chair Greg Peters 255-4469 peters5369@gmail.com
Faculty Support Judy Pearson
968-8819
judypearson@bellsouth.net
Gray Matters Gary Aten 294-6371 garyaten@bellsouth.net
Long Range Planning Barbara Leimsieder
467-9411 bleimsieder@gmail.com
Outreach Jack Hansen
850-292-8373
jhansen@ihmc.us
Social Sharon Sickler
963-2818
puppymax@live.com
Volunteer Connie Memolo
963-7370
cmemolo@charter.net

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