Advisory council

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Email or call 573-882-8189.

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Osher Advisory Council

  • Jack Wax, Chair

  • Nan Wolf, Vice Chair

  • Helen Washburn, Past Chair

  • Sharon Kinden, Secretary

  • Don Bay

  • Tom Bender

  • John Blakemore

  • Karen Chandler

  • Barbara Churchill

  • Robert Churchill

  • Carolyn Dye

  • Jeanne Dzurick

  • Kathy Green

  • Nancy Griggs

  • Robert Hibbs

  • Steve Matthews

  • Michael Porter

  • Barbara Schneider

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.