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Scott Bishop has been named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI at Auburn, a unit of the Division of University Outreach. She was recommended by a search committee after candidate interviews in February. Bishop previously served as interim director over the last year.

"Scott Bishop had extensive experience working in educational outreach in her prior position at the Jule Collins Smith Museum and has performed exceptionally in developing and implementing a broad range of programming at OLLI over the last year," said Royrickers Cook, vice president for University Outreach. "She has also contributed greatly to the overall Outreach team, and I look forward to Scott’s continued support for the mission of OLLI and University Outreach."

Bishop joined OLLI after 15 years at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art developing academic and public programs and facilitating campus and community partnerships. She earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy and master of arts in English from Auburn University, and she studied art history at the graduate level at Emory University. Raised in Elmore County, she has been a resident of Auburn since 1974. She and her husband, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art Gary Wagoner, raised two daughters who attended Auburn City Schools, one of whom is a graduate of Auburn University.

"As interim director, I have had a wonderful opportunity to serve the vibrant OLLI membership as well as the greater community engaged by University Outreach," said Bishop. "I am excited to continue in my role as director promoting lifelong learning and helping OLLI achieve its organizational goals."