Vision, Mission, and Organizational Structure 



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



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Executive Committee

President Joyce Ono
Vice President Administration Mike Stover
Vice President Programs Ellie Monroe
Vice President Communication Ginger Barnhart
Vice President External Relations Susan Mullaly
Vice President Membership Services Debbie Maxwell
Vice President Technology Bob Newcomb
Vice President Facilities Pete Saputo
Vice President Hospitality Elaine Mitchell
Secretary Chris Shaw
Treasurer Ann Sparks
Parliamentarian Phil Barnhard


Renee Cabrera, Benson Chin, Kathryn Cozza, Vickie Hite, Janice Jeng, Cindy Owens, Tony Package, Arie Passchier, Bill Sampson
   Immediate Past President
Jim Monroe


Chris Swarat, Associate Vice President, Extension and International Programs

Christina Kim, Associate Director, Program Management, Extension and International Programs

Patsy Burns, Administrative Manager, OLLI 

Appointed Positions

40th Anniversary Committee
Mike Stover, Chair
90+ Program Karen Bell
Blue Book Chris Shaw, Editor
Budget Committee Ann Sparks, Chair
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor
Computer Education Committee Richard McCaman, Chair and Dan Coby, Vice-chair
CSUF Student Awards Susan Mullaly
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Chair and Renee Cabrera, Vice-chair
Development/Philanthropy Committee Jim Monroe, Chair
Distance Learning Don Lake & Bob Newcomb, Co-Leads
Facilities Operations Pete Saputo, VP Facilities
Financial Advisory Group Mike Stover, Chair
Friendship/In Memoriam Committee Debbie Maxwell & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Historian/Archivist Joanne Hardy
Hospitality Committee Tina Ernsting, Chair
Kitchen Team Arie Passchier, Lead
Library Team Tony Package, Lead
Long Term Plan 2016-2021 Mike Stover
Mailing Team Linda Lockwood, Lead
Member Collaborative Research Studies Susan Mullaly
Member Scholarships Committee Fred Shecter, Chair
New Member Orientation Team Debbie Maxwell, Lead
Membership Registration Team Debbie Maxwell, Lead
Musical Performance Committee Renee Cabrera & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Newsletter Editing Team Ginger Barnhart and Melinda Wiltsie, Co-Editors
Nomination and Election Committee Benson Chin, Chair
Office Support Team Carol Thurk, Lead
OLLI-CSUF Collaboration Committee Susan Mullaly, Chair
OLLI Trolley Team Michelle Sanford, Lead
Open to the Public Brochure Russell MacKeand, Editor
Parking Restrictions Mitigation Committee Mike Stover, Chair
Photo Resource Team Will Cornell, Lead
Policies and Procedures Committee Mike Stover, Chair
President's Advisory Council Jim Monroe, Chair
Room Scheduling Team Ellie Monroe, Lead
Speakers Bureau Susan Mullaly, Lead
Technology Committee
Bob Newcomb, Chair
Transitions in Retirement Committee Russell MacKeand, Chair
Trips Committee Ken Luke, Chair
Website Committee Dan Coby, Chair

Communications Staff:

Chair: Ginger Barnhart, VP Communications

Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor: Chris Shaw

Copy Editors: Judy Alter, Susan Hanna, Linda Kapiloff, Susan McNamara

Bluebook Section Editors and Scheduling:  Renee Cabrera, Joanne Hardy, Ellie Monroe, Beverly Risse, Carol Thurk, Sue Batie, Vickie Fears, Dan Coby, and Bill Reilly .

Indexing / Distribution: Celia Reynolds, Michelle Sanford

Production: Mandy Loo from Extension and International Programs


Editor: Chris Shaw

Staff writers: Denny Bean, Alice Gresto, Susan McNamara, Elaine Mitchell, Mary Sampson

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

Photographers: John Blaydes, Sharon Brown, Donna Spradlin

Facebook Page:

Janice Jeng, Lead

Newsletter Editors: 

Ginger Barnhart and  Melinda Wiltsie

Shapiro Electronic Bulletin Board display:

Melinda Wiltsie

Web editors:

Dan Coby, Steve Kernes, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, Extension and International Programs :

Raymundo Venegas,  Andrew Ross