OLLI at California State University Fullerton provides active, older adults with opportunities to continue learning in a university setting, to engage with peers, to serve our communities, and to support and enhance the activities of the University.


  • Provide lifelong learning opportunities in courses and activities desired and determined by the membership,
  • Collaborate with other California State University Fullerton (CSUF) organizations,
  • Provide members the means to coordinate, teach, and participate in activities and to thereby share their wealth of knowledge and expertise,
  • Create a social milieu that enables members to enjoy fellowship with their peers,
  • Provide volunteering opportunities within the CSUF community



Executive Committee

President Jim Monroe
Vice President Administration Ray Young
Vice President Programs Benson Chin
Vice President Communication Chris Shaw
Vice President External Relations Janice Jeng
Vice President Membership Services Ellie Monroe
Vice President Technology Joyce Ono
Vice President Facilities Thomas Gortner
Vice President Hospitality Jean Bryant
Secretary Linda Lockwood
Treasurer Tom Toby
Parliamentarian Phillip Barnhard


Phillip Barnhard, Jim Cenname, Kathryn Cozza, Jim Ertle, Joanne Hardy, Bill Sampson, Ann Sparks, Dianne Wallace,  Doretta Wedin, Barry Escoe  (Past President) 


Chris Swarat, Interim Associate Vice President, Extension and International Programs

Karen McKinley, Senior Director, Extension and International Programs

Brandy Schaal, Program Manager, Extension and International Programs

Patsy Burns, Administrative Manager OLLI 

Appointed Positions

Blue Book Chris Shaw, Editor
Budget Committee Tom Toby, Chair
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor
Collaboration Committee Janice Jeng, Chair
Computer Education Committee Richard McCaman, Chair and Dan Coby, Vice-chair
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Chair and Renee Cabrera, Vice-chair
Development/Philanthropy Committee Jim Monroe, Chair
Facebook and Social Media Jim Cenname, Lead
Facilities Operations Thomas Gortner
Financial Advisory Group Ray Young
Friendship/In Memoriam Team Ellie Monroe, Lead
Grants Committee Don Lake, Chair
Historian Len Leventhal
Hospitality Committee Mickey La Casa, Chair
Kitchen Team Arie Passchier, Lead
Library Team Tony Package, Lead
Long Term Plan 2016-2021 Jim Monroe, Chair, Glenn Kawafuchi (Consultant)
Mailing Team Jean Bryant and Linda Lockwod, Co-Leads
Membership Services Committee Ellie Monroe, Chair
Nomination and Election Committee Chris Shaw, Chair
Office Support Team Carol Thurk, Lead
OLLI Events Open to the Public Melinda Wiltsie, Editor
OLLI News Bytes Ginger Barnhart, Editor
OLLI Trolley Open
Photo Resource Committee Jim Cenname, Chair
Policies and Procedures Committee Ray Young, Chair
President's Advisory Council Barry Escoe, Chair
Registration Team Ellie Monroe, Lead
Scholarship Committee Fred Shecter
Speakers Bureau John Blaydes, Lead
Technology Committee Joyce Ono, Chair
Transitions in Retirement Committee Russell MacKeand, Chair
Trips Committee Ken Luke, Chair
Website Committee Dan Coby, Chair
90+ Program Ellie Monroe

Communications Staff:

Chair: Chris Shaw, VP Communications

Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor: Chris Shaw

Copy Editors: Judy Alter, Susan Hanna, Linda Kapiloff, Char Oliva

Bluebook Section Editors and Scheduling: Renee Cabrera, Benson Chin, Joanne Hardy, Carole Johnson, Ellie Monroe, Joyce Ono, Beverly Risse, Carol Thurk, and Barbara Vigano 

Indexing / Distribution: Celia Reynolds, Michelle Sanford

Production: Mandy Loo from Extension and International Programs


Editor: Chris Shaw

Staff writers: Denny Bean, Alice Gresto, Elaine Mitchell

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

Photographers: John Blaydes, Sharon Brown, Jim Cenname, Donna Spradlin, Kirt Spradlin

Facebook Page:

Jim Cenname, Lead.

Newsletter Editors: 

OLLI News Bytes editor: Ginger Barnhart

OLLI Events Open to the Public editor: Melinda Wiltsie

Shapiro Bulletin Board display:

Jim Cenname

Web editors:

Dan Coby, Winnie Ho, Carole Johnson, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, Extension and International Programs:

Raymundo Venegas, Brian Vo, Raven Mansen