Leslie Brutocao, Director
Leslie is no stranger to OLLI at SSU. She began her journey in 2014 as the Coordinator for the OLLI at SSU, Healdsburg campus. She later joined the School of Extended and International Education office staff working with OLLI, Academic Programs, and International Programs. In 2017, Leslie became The Director of Professional Development programs, overseeing all non-credit certificate programs, from Human Resource Management and Project Management, to Construction and Wine Business Certificates. Leslie has worked in sales, marketing, and event planning. She has been involved with her family winery, Brutocao Cellars; was Director of Marketing for the University of Laverne, School of Continuing Education; and owned an event planning business. Leslie received an MBA from the University of LaVerne, and a B.A. from Cal Poly Pomona. What brings Leslie back to OLLI? “My passion for OLLI and how it helps bring people together to continue to learn and grow. My mom introduced me to OLLI, and I have been an advocate ever since”.
Grace Burroughs, OLLI Program Assistant
Grace graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor’s in Human Development. She quickly came to love the community SSU has created and sustained. Grace worked for the School of Extended and International Education as a student assistant during her senior year and is now joining OLLI at SSU. She is passionate about serving students and is eager to assist with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU.