Scott Bishop joined the OLLI staff as Director in 2019. She spent the previous 15 years at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art where she developed academic and public programs and facilitated campus and community partnership. She has also taught as an adjunct in Auburn University’s Departments of English and Art and Art History. She earned a BA (Philosophy, ‘83) and MA (English ‘88) from Auburn University, and she studied Art History at the graduate level at Emory University.
Tenisha King is the OLLI Program Administrator responsible for developing curriculum and overseeing day-to-day operations. She is the former Director of Philanthropy & Engagement for Boys & Girls Clubs of East Alabama where she specialized in operational management, resource development, and community engagement. Prior to her work with Boys & Girls Clubs, she worked in mental health programs both at East Alabama Mental Health and in her hometown of Chicago, IL. Mrs. King earned her BS (Psychology ‘02) and her MS (Applied Social Science ‘03) from Florida A&M University. She has also completed all her coursework toward a PhD in Human Service Administration and is a Certified Mental Health First Aide Instructor.
Cheri Lumpkin is the OLLI Communications Specialist responsible for marketing, communications, and classroom technology. She spent six years as a Production Assistant and Graphics Coordinator for WVTM-TV in Birmingham before working in a Washington, DC law firm as a legal assistant specializing in merger research and regulatory compliance for broadcasting clients. She managed the permanent collection and finances for two art galleries at the University of Mary Washington then transferred to the Business & Finance division to help start a department focused on faculty/staff training and developing standards for information sharing within the division. Mrs. Lumpkin earned a BS (Mass Communication ’00) from the University of Montevallo.
Kathryn was born in Auburn when her parents were in vet school. She grew up in Eufaula and earned a B.S. in Education from Birmingham-Southern College. Kathryn moved back to Auburn in 2021 to be closer to family and began her AU career at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art before joining the OLLI staff in November 2023. Her own lifelong learning includes 360+ hours of Montessori training as it relates to spiritual formation in children and a 4-year certificate program from the School of Theology at Sewanee. Outside of work and formal education, Kathryn’s interests include floral design, home decor, landscaping, travel, and literary fiction.