Charged pdf in June 2020, the UW System Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Advisory Council is a standing group of Universities of Wisconsin stakeholders with unique expertise and knowledge assembled to provide a forum for reporting, discussing, and providing input to the DLE program service owner. The DLE Advisory Council creates linkages between UW university perspectives and the DLE program. DLE Advisory Council members support the DLE program in the following ways to achieve consent 

  • Represent DLE constituency groups 
  • Synthesize recommendations to provide input 
  • Provide ideas for the DLE roadmap and service improvement 
  • Provide input to prioritize activities, with particular focus on: 
    • timing 
    • level of engagement/communications needed with UWS stakeholders (i.e., Students, Instructors, and Administrators) 
  • Provide customer perspective on program updates and change requests 
  • Provide input on the use of discretionary funds 

DLE Advisory Council 2023-2024

  • Dr. Fay Yokomizo Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development (UW System Administration)
  • Mark Clements, Chief Information Officer (UW-Oshkosh)
  • Dr. Kelly Delaney-Klinger, Department of Management Chair and Associate Professor of Management (UW-Whitewater)
  • Amy Mangrich, LTDC Co-Chair and Associate Director CETL (UW-Milwaukee)
  • Dr. Mary Beth Leibham, Professor of Psychology (UW-Eau Claire)
  • Daniel Vande Yacht, Registrar (UW-Green Bay)
  • Michael Merline, DLE Administrator (UW-Superior)
  • Dr. Rob Ducoffe, Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs (UW-Parkside)
  • Dr. Kristin Koepke, Director, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning (UW-La Crosse)
  • Dr. Brent Opall, Assistant Professor of Management, Department of Management & Marketing (UW-Eau Claire)
  • Michael Doylen, CUWL Chair and Associate Vice Provost and Library Director (UW-Milwaukee)


DLE Advisory Council meetings are held quarterly on the third Tuesday of March, June, September, and December via web conferencing.