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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-2880

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extended education
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1,000,000
Dollars contributed from the Bernard Osher Foundation to establish an endowment for the Lifelong Learning Institute

150,000
Dollar amount of grant from the Hewlett Foundation for the North Bay Consensus Council

764
Number of seniors enrolling in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

35
Number of LLI participants on an educational tour to Cuba

20
Number of years that EXCEL has offered summer program

4th – 10th
Grade range for students enrolled in EXCEL


lifelong learners
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established in Fall 2001 and was a major public success in its first full year, enrolling 764 individuals aged 50+ in 24 stimulating classes. Second year enrollments exceeded those of the first year.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute recently received a $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, in addition to annual grants of $100,000 for operations.

LLI has become the model for a network of similar programs throughout the California State University and the University of California and at several institutions in other states.



Service to licensed mental health professionals was enhanced when the School of Extended Education gained approval from the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education coursework to licensed psychologists.

The Conflict Resolution certificate program, in partnership with the Sonoma County Bar Association and RECOURSE mediation services, received a $150,000 grant from the Hewlett Foundation to establish a North Bay Consensus Council.

The Excel for Youth program celebrated its 20th year of providing 4th-10th grade students with unique opportunities for academic enrichment.
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