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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.

OLLI Council: OLLI members elect a governing Council of nine individuals. 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. In other words, 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.

OLLI Committees: OLLI has eight standing committees that perform a variety of critical operational functions. These committees include: Communications and Community Outreach, Curriculum, Finance, Funds Policy & Management, Landscape, Membership, Nominating, and Personnel. Please contact the office for more information or to volunteer to serve on a committee.

OLLI Staff Members: The staff consists of a full-time program manager, a part-time volunteer coordinator, a part-time office assistant, a part-time database and membership assistant, a part-time member service specialist (student worker), a part-time classroom technology assistant (student worker), and three or four part-time IT assistants (student workers). SOU's executive director of Outreach and Engagement supervises the program manager and is an ex officio member of the OLLI Council.