Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 16 positions held by PLATO members: a president, vice president, past president, treasurer, secretary, chairs of the standing committees, and five members-at-large. This group determines the overall policies and directions for PLATO. Meetings include the UW-Madison DCS liaison and office coordinator.  PLATO members are always welcome to attend.  

Board of Directors Meetings are held on the second Friday of even-numbered months at 9:30 am.  For the 2020-2021 Membership year Board Meetings are scheduled for: August 14, October 9, December 11, 2020, and February 12, April 9, June 11, 2021.

Face-to-face Meetings are held at the offices of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, 21 N. Park St., 7th Floor large conference room. Parking is available in the building or on surrounding side-streets.

DUE TO COVID-19 concerns, Board Meetings are currently being held via web conference. For details or to receive a link to the online meeting contact the PLATO Office (

Click to view Minutes of past Board Meetings.

Board Position

Board Member

President (2020-2021)

Kathy Brown (

Vice President

Rod McKenzie

Past President

Michael Stevens


Patricia Herrling


Scott Kolar

Curriculum Committee Chair

Paul Thompson

Finance Committee Chair (Treasurer)

Scott Kolar

Fund Development Committee Chair

Rod McKenzie

Membership/Communications Committee Chair

Hedy Lukas

Special Events Committee Co-Chairs

Sue Dentinger
Janet Cabot

Technology Committee Chair

Scott Kolar

Director-at-Large Bill Eisinger


Alan Capelle


Sharon Scrattish


Meg Taylor

Director-at-Large Jatinder Cheema

updated 6/25/2020

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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