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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: Led by the President and OLLI Director, the Advisory Board ensures that the activities and programs of OLLI at Vanderbilt 1) align with the mission and values of the Osher Foundation and Vanderbilt University and 2) respond to the experiences and aspirations of OLLI members. 


Robert Smith


Jan Goddard

K Garthwaite

Kathy Garthwaite
Past President

 M Farringer

Maribeth Farringer
At-Large Director


Pat Holdridge
Chair, Classroom Assistance


Margaret Hamrick
Chair, Special Events

Shared Interest Groups Liaison 

 L McFadden

Lee McFadden
At-Large Director



Vickie Ziegler
At-Large Director



Classroom Assistance Committee

Description: Members of the Classroom Assistance Committee provide a welcoming and professional presence by assisting instructors and members to facilitate a positive OLLI experience.

Committee 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, Virginia Shepherd, Keith Simmons, Robert Smith, and Celia Walker

Special Events Committee

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

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

Nominating Committee

Description:  Recruit OLLI Advisory Board members
Chair:  Jan Goddard
Committee Members:  
Director:  Norma Clippard
President: Robert Smith
Past President: Kathy Garthwaite
President-Elect: Jan Goddard