Diversity Affairs Office

DAO Operations Update Spring 2022

The DAO will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

  • In compliance with UW and College of Engineering policy, masks are required at all time while indoors.
  • Students should use Starfish to schedule meetings with LEED Scholars’ advisor Jeff Scholl.
  • Meetings with other DAO staff (Derek Johnson, Kelsey Gockenbach, or Sara Rothe) can be scheduled by email
  • DAO Advising services and individual meetings with DAO staff can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or outside of these hours in special circumstances.
  • If you have a time-sensitive emergency, contact Jeff Scholl at or 608-263-5367.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity Affairs Office at


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Meet the DAO

DAO Staff Fall 2018

Diversity Affairs Office

Through a variety of programs, the College of Engineering Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) attracts and supports academically talented women and students from groups historically underrepresented in the field of engineering. Currently, The DAO is comprised of four permanent staff and three student employees working as a team to support inclusiveness in UW Madison’s College of Engineering.

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