Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Kent/Sussex

Who we are

OLLI Kent/Sussex Council and Committees


In 2021, UD’s OLLI programs in Kent County and Sussex County officially merged to establish OLLI Kent/Sussex. The OLLI Kent/Sussex Council meets monthly with minutes posted here

  • Chair — Connie Benko
  • Vice-Chair — Susan Salkin
  • Executive Secretary – Paul Collins
  • Council members — Marge Felty, Pete Harrigan, Denise Kaercher, Debra Roberts,  Karen Schaub, Nicholas Simmonds, Leland Stanford, Trudie Thompson; Sally Cole (ex-officio), Manager; Kathy Henn (ex-officio), Recording Secretary

Curriculum Committee

  • Debra Roberts and Joan Mansperger, Co-Chairs
  • Paul Collins—Health/Psychology/Information Technology
  • Rosemary Engle
  • Pete Feeney—Art
  • Ray Glick—Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Ronnie Grady
  • Beth Jelich
  • Tom Kelly—History
  • Chris Mark
  • Jim O’Leary
  • Betsy Patterson
  • John Roberts
  • Trudie Thompson—International Affairs
  • Susan Watkins
  • Carol West—Life Skills/Recreation

University of Delaware Staff

  • Karen Asenavage Loptes—Director, UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Sally Cole — Manager, OLLI Kent/Sussex
  • Bill Ashmore — Audiovisual Technician
  • Trish Dennison — Office Support
  • Dan Edwards — Audiovisual Technician
  • Chet Poslusny — Audiovisual Technician
  • Lisa Seifert — Office Support