Advisory council

Contact Osher@Mizzou

Email or call 573-882-8189.

To register for classes, call 573-882-8189.

Osher Advisory Council

  • Jack Wax, chair
  • Don Bay, vice chair
  • Helen Washburn, past chair
  • Sharon Kinden, secretary
  • John Blakemore
  • Karen Chandler
  • Barbara Churchill
  • Robert Churchill
  • Carolyn Dye
  • William B. Fisch
  • Kathy Green
  • Robert Hibbs
  • Steve Matthews
  • Ruth Miluski
  • Michael Porter
  • Kit Salter
  • James Tunink
  • Nan Wolf

Osher Advisory Council by-laws

See the by-laws (PDF), were adopted January, 2015.

  • Vision
    To be the best provider of education for adults over 50 in the United States.
  • Mission
    To be a transformational leader in providing a creative and inclusive educational experience for adult learners in mid-Missouri and beyond.


  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Community
  • Respect
  • Engagement
  • Integrity
  • Relevance
  • Innovation

Osher member committees

Osher is a partnership-led and membership-driven program that thrives thanks to the devoted work by our advisory council and its standing committees:

  • Program committee
  • Finance committee
  • Development committee
  • Facilities committee
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Outreach committee

Osher Advisory Council committees are open to all interested members. We count on our members to guide the program in substantial ways. Contact any of our staff or a member of the Advisory Council to learn more.