VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

The OLLI Program is member-led. We encourage members to participate in the program's planning, operation and evaluation. We are run by a dedicated Board of Volunteer Advisors. Board of Advisors meetings are open to all members!

Have a question for the Board? Send them an email: cuolliboa@gmail.com.

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Sheryl Donovan
Chair

"OLLI at Clemson has been an integral part of my life since I retired. If, as Chair, I can give the organization a fraction of what I have received since joining, I will be more than pleased."

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Chip Stapleton
Past Chair

"After settling in the Upstate several years ago, and confronting an overwhelming array of activities to pursue in the area, I made my choice to support Clemson OLLI by participating in its rewarding educational programs, social interaction, and finally, by providing some input to the OLLI Board of Advisors."

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Dave Potts
Vice Chair 

Dr. Potts is a board-certified infectious disease specialist, practicing for more than 40 years.  He has worked in the US Air Force, AnMed Health and Greenville Health System; mostly retired, he has been teaching OLLI courses for several terms. 

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Carol Helander
Secretary

Not only does Carol hold a Board position, she works with our volunteer instructors and has worked in the OLLI administrative offices nearly every Thursday morning.   

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Bill D'Andrea
At-Large
Donna Findley
At-Large

Coming Soon!

"I joined OLLI in 2005, and it has continuously offered me an environment which expands my knowledge, abilities, and horizons."

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Jack McKenna
At-Large

I earned both my B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Clemson.  After graduation, I was a university chemistry professor in Minnesota for 35 years.  It was a wonderful place to live except the winters lasted eight months!  Upon retirement we moved back to Clemson because it was just ‘in our blood.’  I have taken a number of OLLI courses and I have too many favorites to mention!  OLLI is a truly hidden gem that needs to be discovered by more people.

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Dave Sabo
At-Large

I retired in May, 2015 after a career as a multi-disciplined manager and executive in both large and small companies in the automobile, apparel and headwear, food seasoning, and hotel-hospitality industries. A native of Detroit, I have a B.S. in Industrial Management as well as an M.B.A. and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. I joined OLLI in 2015 and have 
been a continual student, OLLI Volunteer and Founding Member of the OLLI Gardening Special Interest Group. As a member of the Board of Advisosr, I want to actively help OLLI develop a stronger sense family and community within Clemson University and in the surrounding Tri-County area.

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Sheila Backman
CU Department Liaison

Coming Soon! 

Ann Smith
CU Foundation Liaison

"I am a 1982 and 1985 graduate of Clemson. I am in my 34th year of working there. I am currently the Senior Director of Annual Giving for Clemson University."