The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona (OLLI-UA) has been offering community learning for adults 50+ for over 30 years. It is learning just for the joy of learning, with no tests or grades. Our motto is, "Curiosity Never Retires." Classes are offered in Tucson and Green Valley as well as online.
OLLI-UA is a member-led, volunteer-run non-profit affiliate partner of the University of Arizona. Over 1,100 members bring their life experience to our classrooms and the participants are often just as engaging as the hundreds of classes and social events offered annually.
OLLI-UA is also about healthy aging. The program keeps participants active mentally as well as socially; all factors health studies site as key ingredients for living well as you age.
Alison Valencia,Program Coordinator
Ashley Levy,Program Coordinator
Scott Aldridge,Program Manager
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Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm
Mailing Address (not a regular office location): 4485 N 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719
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 click here to contact us to request the Zoom Meeting ID.
Nona Cusick, President
Mallory Riegger, Vice President
Susan Williams, Treasurer
David Kikel, Secretary
Myrna Feldman, Director
Gerald Geise, Director
Rob Getlan, Director
Judith Rockey, Director
Bob Salter, Director
Jose Santiago, Director
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 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 appointed Campus Council of local members to manage the operations of the campus and address immediate campus concerns in line with Board Bylaws and Policies.
Your OLLI-UA Council Members:
View the Central Tucson Council Policies Here.
View the Green Valley Council Operating Guidelines Here.
Members Only: View Campus Council Contact Information