Center for Engaged Learning

Preparing students through real-world experience, exploration and reflection


The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) collaborates with campus, community, and industry partners to expand engaged learning opportunities for undergraduate students inside and beyond the classroom. The CEL celebrates diversity and pursues equitable opportunities for all students to participate in high-quality experiences.


Center for Engaged Learning

Belknap Campus

Belknap Village South, First Floor

(502) 852-9540

Campus Partners

University Career Center

J.B. Speed School of Engineering Real-World Learning

College of Business Ulmer Career Management Center

Office of Study Abroad and International Travel

Office of Student Involvement

Office of Community Engagement

National & International Scholarships Office

Health Equity Innovation Hub

Our Team

Dr. Gail DePuy

Senior Vice Provost

Dr. Paul DeMarco

Director, Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity

Erica Gabbard

Director, Experiential Learning

Billye Potts

Administrative Coordinator

Graduate Assistant - Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

Advisory Boards

Experiential Learning Advisory Board
Department Member
University Career Center Bill Fletcher
Engineering Career Center Mary Andrade
Ulmer (CoB) Career Center Eileen Davis
Community Engagement Henry Cunningham
Faculty, English Mary P. Sheridan
Faculty, Political Science Tricia Gray
Office of Student Involvement Quantá Taylor
Cultural Center Leondra Gully
Library Alexandra Howard
Faculty, Public Health Tammi Thomas

External Advisory Board Members
Department Member
Louisville Forward Matthew Bowen
GLI Christine Tarquinio
KentuckianaWorks Michael Gritton
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Joe Frazier
Kentucky Science Museum Mike Norman
Evolve 502 Marland Cole
JCPS Aimee Green Webb
St. Vincent de Paul Marie Tull
UPS Chris McCorkle
Humana Cory Darden
ISCO Industries Rachel Jaggers
UofL Health Orville Blackman
Family Scholar House Denise Thomas
University Advancement Asma Addarrat-Edwards
EVPRI Office Laurie Young

Student Advisory Board
Degree Program Member Grad Date
Chemical Engineering Amelia Coomes 2025
Computer Information Systems & Finance Prince Chenou 2024
Political Science & Economics Nino Owens 2024
Political Science & Philosophy  Daniel Ngongo 2024
Political Science & Finance Mikaella Tañales 2025
History Kaylee Vitato 2024
Humanities Mandala Gupta VerWiebe 2025
Biology Abby Breeze 2026
Neuroscience Yaara Aleissa 2026
Biology Harshith Gontla 2024
Music Education & Philosophy Rachael Cole 2027
Neuroscience Norah Hill 2026
Psychology  Nima Dek 2026
Psychology Steven Gonzales 2024
History & Political Science Sawyer Depp 2024
Business Administration Mariana Meneses 2027
Computer Information Systems Sage Lancaster 2027