OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona) is a non-credit lifelong learning program open to all adults over the age of 50.
OLLI-UA is an Affiliate of the University of Arizona through the office of Continuing and Professional Education. We are membership driven, serving Greater Tucson and Southern Arizona.
We offer classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Most of our classes (also known as Study Groups) are created and led by our own members. And OLLI-UA isn't just about learning--we are a community that has social events and volunteering opportunities to enrich all of our lives.
See why over 1,000 people each year in Southern Arizona invest their time and engage their minds with OLLI-UA!
Scott Aldridge,Program Manager
Kristina Zeider,Program Coordinator
Claudia Torres,Office Specialist, Senior
Have a question or need help? Contact us electronically here
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm
Office Location: 1955 E. 6th Street, Tucson AZ 85721
Note - With a small staff, it is best to call ahead of visiting to ensure we can be here to help you.
OLLI-UA is a 501(c)(3) Affiliate of the University of Arizona. This collaborative effort is overseen by a Program Manager, a Board of Directors, and Campus Councils. All three entities work together to assure that the program runs smoothly administratively, is governed consistently, and is responsive to members at both the local and the program-wide levels.
OLLI-UA members* are welcome and encouraged to attend our Board meetings.
*If interested, please email us to request the Zoom Meeting ID to attend.
Upcoming Zoom Meeting (date and time subject to change):
Wednesday, April 21 - at 10:00 am - Annual Meeting, followed by a Board Meeting
David Shawver, President
Bob Kiser, Vice President
Mallory Riegger, Treasurer
David Kikel, Secretary
Ken Back, Director
Connie Brunt, Director
Bill Couchman, Director
Myrna Feldman, Director
Dave Grabelski, Director
Steve Myrick, Director
These people are non-voting attendees at Board of Directors meetings. They ensure campus interests are voiced during Board decision making.
As a 501(c)(3) Affiliate of the University of Arizona, there are various documents which aid our governance. Please use the links below to see specific documents.
OLLI-UA is a community of intellectually active mature adults. Membership entails mutual respect among members, study group leaders, and staff as they pursue knowledge and explore individual interests. Failure to treat ideas, viewpoints, the classroom environment, and interests of other members of the community with respect and civility compromises the intellectual climate at OLLI-UA, and cannot be tolerated. The OLLI-UA staff and volunteer leadership are responsible for ensuring that the Code of Conduct is being followed in all OLLI-sponsored programs.
This OLLI-UA Code of Conduct is congruent with that for students at University of Arizona (deanofstudents.arizona.edu/policies-codes) in promoting behavior that enables enlightened discourse among individuals.
Purpose: To ensure fiscal responsibility and compliance with federal, state, and local taxation laws for the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Purpose: To ensure continued growth of OLLI-UA and connect with communities reflective of the population of Southern Arizona.
Purpose: To ensure income through member donors, community giving, and corporate gifts.
Purpose: To strengthen the offerings throughout OLLI-UA, by meeting regularly to promote sharing of best practices and troubleshooting challenges.
Each OLLI-UA Campus has an elected Campus Council of local members to manage the operations of the campus and address immediate campus concerns in line with Board Bylaws and Policies. All Campus Councils have officers and most have additional committee chairpersons to manage specific operations (i.e. curriculum, social, marketing). Any member may run for his/her Campus Council during the annual elections held in March.
Your OLLI-UA Council Members:
View the Central Tucson Council Policies Here.
View the Green Valley Council Operating Guidelines Here.
View the Northwest Tucson Council Operating Guidelines Here.
View the Southeast Tucson Council Operating Guidelines Here.
Members Only: View Campus Council Contact Information