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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Network

The 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is a part of a college or university and is funded in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation. The national Osher Institute network formed progressively over a 15-year period, beginning in 2001. Some lifelong learning programs were preexisting […]

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The National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

The National Resource Center (NRC) for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes is headquartered at the School of Professional Studies on the downtown Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The NRC serves as the national center for the network of 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) throughout all 50 states. The National Resource Center plays a lead role […]

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The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1977 by respected businessman, philanthropist and community leader Bernard Osher. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through innovative funding in higher education and the arts. The Foundation supports a national lifelong learning network of programs designed for adults “50 and better;” Osher […]

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Diane Venzera

Manager of Operations and Assistant Director of Adult Learning Join the NRC

In April 2015, Stacey Hart and Diane Venzera joined the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies as the manager of operations and assistant director of adult learning respectively for the National Resource Center (NRC) for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI). Stacey comes to Northwestern from the University of California system where she worked as a […]

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Northwestern SPS Names New Executive Director of National Resource Center

On February 26, 2015, Steven Thaxton will join Northwestern University School of Professional Studies as the executive director of the National Resource Center (NRC) for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI). Steve brings over 15 years of senior executive management and leadership experience from the media and broadcasting industry. He has led media organizations in change […]

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Wieboldt Hall

Northwestern University is the New Home of the NRC

The Bernard Osher Foundation announced that Northwestern University will be the new headquarters for the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. The Center was previously at the University of Southern Maine. The move, effective October 1, 2014, will be funded through a multi-million dollar gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation to Northwestern University. […]

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