at the University of San Francisco

The Fromm Institute For Lifelong Learning

The Fromm Institute Student Association


Adding to the esprit de corps of the Fromm Institute, there is an active and involved student government.


The Fromm Institute Student Association develops a social program for its constituents and organizes around an agenda set by its members’ interests. Concerts, “Brown Bag” lunchtime events, and special treats for the body and intellect are planned.


Everyone who is enrolled in Fromm Institute classes is considered to be its member.


Four Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and an equal sized Steering Committee are elected in alternating years each Spring Session for a two-year term. They can serve in a student leadership position for a maximum of four consecutive years, or two consecutive terms.


The President of the Fromm Institute Student Association serves as an ex-officio member of the Friends of the Fromm Institute Board of Directors and as such offers counsel on matters that are of general importance to Fromm Institute Students.


The Fromm Institute Student Association (FISA) asks every member to offer voluntary dues of $5 each eight-week

session they attend. This assessment is placed into the Student Association Treasury and disbursed for its purposes as directed by the Officers and Steering Committee.


Currently the Officers are

Lois Roach, President

Linda Marks, Vice-President

David McClure, Secretary

Arlene Waksberg, Treasurer


Currently serving on the Steering Committee are:

Linda Allan and Cynthia Whitsell


The Fromm Institute Student Association By-Laws (click here)



    Mon., Oct 09, 2017


    Fall 2017

    Class Begin 09/11/2017

    Class End 11/02/2017

    Make-up Week 11/06 - 9


    Winter 2018

    Class Begin 01/08/2018

    Class End 03/01/2018

    Make-up Week 03/05 - 08


    Spring 2018

    Class Begin 04/9/2018

    Class End 05/031/2018

    Make-up Week 06/04 - 07


    Classes meet at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday.  The Fromm Institute office is open, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



    Prof. Rothmann "T.R. to trump: Changing Nature of the American Presidency"



    Prof. Fracchia "The Beginnings of the Protestant"

    Prof. Kohn "Art if Ancient Mexico"

    Prof. Fraknoi "Exploring the Universe"

    Prof. Rosborough "A Biography of Your Garden:

    Plants Personalities, Peregrinations"





    Prof. Minninger "A Creative Writing Seminar"

    Prof. Carcieri "The Federalist Papers"

    Prof. Zelder "The Economics of Almost Everything"

    Prof. Peritz "Big, Deep & New: Recent Work in Systemic Philosophy

The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning - University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St - San Francisco, CA 94117-1080