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


Jim Monroe

Vice President Administration

Joyce Ono

Vice President Programs

Benson Chin

Vice President Communication

Dan Coby

Vice President External Relations

Ron Osajima

Vice President Membership Services

Ellie Monroe

Vice President Technology

Rick Hearn

Vice President Facilities

Thomas Gortner

Vice President Hospitality

Gayle Wheatley


Chris Shaw


Jim Bradsher




Phillip Barnhard, Jim Cox, Jim Ertle, Lee Ann Donaldson, Susan Snell, Dianne Wallace, Doretta Wedin, Jack Wheatley, Barry Escoe*  (*Past President) 


Kari Knutson Miller, Dean of University Extended Education and Associate Vice President of International Programs & Global Engagement

Caroline Carpenter, Interim Associate Dean, University Extended Education, Strategic Operations

Brandy Schaal, Program Manager, University Extended Education

Patsy Burns, Amistrative Manager OLLI

Appointed Positions

Blue Book Chris Shaw, Editor
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor and Lorraine Gerni, Assistant Editor
Collaboration Committee Mike Stover, Chair
Computer Education Committee Bob Newcomb, Chair and Warren Wilson, Vice-chair
Coordinator Training Linda Lockwood
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Fritz von Coelln, Co-Chairs
Development/Philanthropy Committee Barry Escoe, Chair
Docents Linda Lockwood
Facilities Operations Gene Hiegel
Friendship/In Memoriam Jan Hudson
Fund Raising Committee Barry Escoe, Chair
Gifts and Awards Committee Janice Jeng, Chair
Grants Committee Don Lake, Chair
Historian Len Leventhal
Hospitality Committee Judy Lech, Chair
Kitchen Committee Gene Hiegel, Chair
Library Committee Tony Package, Chair
Long Term Plan 2016-2021 Barry Escoe, Chair, Glenn Kawafuchi (Consultant)
Mailing Committee Linda Lockwood, Jean Bryant, Co-Chairs
Membership Committee Linda Lockwood, Chair 
New Member Survey Carol Thurk
Nomination Committee Chris Shaw, Chair
Office Support Carol Thork
OLLI Budget Committee Jim Monore, Chair
OLLI Events Open to the Public Melinda Wiltsie, Editor
OLLI Financial Advisory Group Joyce Ono, Chair
OLLI News Bytes Ginger Barnhart, Editor
OLLI Personnel Committee Joyce Ono
OLLI Policies and Procedures Committee Joyce Ono, Chair
OLLI Trips Committee Ken Luke, Chair
OLLI Trolley Jan Miller
Orientation Committee Linda Lockwood, Chair
Parking Committee Gene Hiegel, Chair
Policies and Procedures Committee Joyce Ono, Chair
President's Advisory Council Mike Stover, Chair
Registration Committee Linda Lockwood, Chair
Scholarship Committee Suzanne Mills, Chair
Speakers Bureau Ron Osajima
Technology Committee Rick Hearn, Chair
Transitions in Retirement Curriculum Committee Russell MacKeand, Chair
Website Committee Dan Coby, Chair
90+ Program Karen Bell 

Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor: Chris Shaw

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

Program Editors: Judy Alter, Janice Jeng, Ellie Monroe, Jim Monroe, Barbara Vigano, Joyce Ono, Carol Thurk, Fritz von Coelln

Indexing / Distribution: Celia Reynolds, Carol Thurk

Production: University Extended Education

Communications Staff

Chair: Dan Coby, VP Communications


Editor: Chris Shaw, Assitant editor: Lorraine Gerni

Staff writers: Denny Bean, Juanita Driskell, Alice Gresto, Elaine Mitchell,

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

Photographers: Jim Cenname, Will Cornell, Mary Crouch and Kirt Spradlin.

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, Joyce Ono, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, University Extended Education:

Raymond Venegas, Brian Vo, Raven Mansen