OLLI at Auburn to host Richard Guether May 1 for ‘Wisdom Wednessdays’ lecture series


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will host its lecture series Wisdom Wednesdays May 1 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art located at 901 S. College St. in Auburn.
OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives.
Richard Guether, Auburn’s Director of Campus Planning and Space Management, will speak on Auburn University Campus Development Efforts at OLLI’s May 1 Wisdom Wednesday session.  
His presentation will cover the history of planning on Auburn’s main campus, as well as the impact of the campus master plan and other guiding documents on campus development, including current and future efforts.
Guether has held his present post with the university for seven years. He has worked on numerous planning and capital project development projects for Auburn, including the third update of the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan, development of campus landscape and housing plans and the refinement of a space-planning model for determining university space needs.
Prior to joining Auburn University, Guether was a city planner in the Bronx office of the York Department of City Planning, where he worked on neighborhood rezoning projects.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University. Originally a New Jersey native, Guether has resided in Auburn since 2013.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property located at 1031 S. College St. in Auburn.
For more information regarding this event or to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant, or sponsor, contact OLLI Program Coordinator Barbara Daron at 334-844-3105, email olli@auburn.edu or visit www.olliatauburn.org.


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