Members who serve in a leadership role on the OLLI at SOU's Council or as a Committee Chair enjoy a particularly rich experience. This deeper kind of member participation provides opportunities to apply expertise developed over a lifetime, apply it in new ways, and form closer connections with fellow OLLI members. Check out our recently updated 2024 Volunteer Classifieds ad for opportunities to serve.

OLLI Council: The Council determines OLLI policies and oversees implementation of its programs and activities, consistent with the policies of SOU and the OLLI at SOU Bylaws. The terms of Council members are staggered in order to have continuity of leadership within the organization. Three Council members are elected each year by OLLI members to serve for a period of three years. The officers of OLLI are the same as the officers of the Council, and consist of a President, Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the SOU Foundation, or designee, and the OLLI Administrative Director serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the Council.

OLLI Committees: OLLI has seven standing committees that perform a variety of critical operational functions. These committees include: Communication and Community Outreach, Curriculum, Development, Finance, Leadership Development and Recruitment, Member Connections, and Venue and Technology. Please contact the office for more information or to volunteer to serve on a committee.

OLLI Staff Members: The staff consists of an administrative director, an office assistant, a part-time office service specialist, and a part-time volunteer coordinator.