Frances Pew Hayes
Center for Lifelong Learning

Hodges University's Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) was established in 1996 by the University and local leaders as the first lifelong learning program in Collier County. The CLL provides quality year-round educational programs to adults in the community at a reasonable cost. The CLL is a member-directed, multigenerational learning community that invites participants to experience diverse, collaborative, life-enhancing intellectual and social activities. The broad-based curriculum includes stimulating discussion groups, lectures, field trips and workshops in current events, the arts, literature, economics, the environment, health and wellness, philosophy and spirituality, creative writing and much more. An affiliate of Elderhostel/Road Scholar, the CLL is part of a national network of lifelong learning institutes.


  • Mid January through, mid April, mid June through mid August, and mid October through mid December.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Issues of the day
  • Topics of intellectual expansion
  • Opportunities for experiential learning
  • Areas of study include anthropology, art, economics, the environment, health and wellness, history, music, religion, sociology, world travel and culture, writing and literature, and much more.
  • Leadership for courses and lectures is provided by the members, community volunteers, experts in their field, and faculty and staff at Hodges University.

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For more information, to become a member, participate as a volunteer program leader, or to help expand the efforts of the program, contact the Center by phone at (239) 513-1122 ext. 6143,, or visit us at our office at Hodges University Naples campus. 

Barbara Hawkes
Director of Center for Lifelong Learning
Tifarah Pardue
Center for Lifelong Learning Coordinator
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