About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at Texas Tech University
The mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Texas Tech University is to provide enjoyable and stimulating non-credit learning and cultural opportunities for its members.
We are self-sustaining, supported through membership dues, class fees, an endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, donations and in-kind support from the Texas Tech Alumni Association and Texas Tech University.
The Bernard Osher Foundation is committed to the goal of establishing a national network of lifelong learning institutes at universities across the country, and Texas Tech was among the first 70 institutions to receive funding for its program. The Osher network now consists of 123 member institutions with at least one institute in every state, five in Texas, and several at Big 12 schools.
OLLI Advisory Boards
Jim Lindley, M.D. – Chair
Ross Bigelow, Ph.D.
Maria Robertson, MS
Marye Tharp, Ph.D.
Bill Smyrl – Chair
Elaine Waddill – Vice Chair
Ray Buchanan, Ph.D
James E. Brink, Ph.D.
Terri Navrkal, MS.Ed
- Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg
- Carillon Lifecare Community
- Cypress Street Station in Abilene
- Forging Futures Golf Tournament
- Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
- Hill Country University Center
- Lubbock Chorale
- Museum of Texas Tech University
- Paramount Theater in Abilene
- Skyviews Restaurant in Lubbock
- Market Street
- Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
- Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
- Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series
- Texas Tech University Robert H. Ewalt Recreation Center
- Texas Tech Alumni Association
- Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
- Texas Tech Public Media
- Texas Tech University Office of the Provost
- The Remnant Trust
- National Ranching Heritage Center
- Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning
- The Swenson House in Abilene