The Wisconsin Institute is governed by an Executive Council made up of one official representative per participating institution plus up to six at-large members. There are also currently six observer members.

The 2020-2021 Executive Director is:
Jim Handley, Senior Lecturer, Social Science, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Member Schools include:
Alverno College
Cardinal Stritch University
Carthage College
Edgewood College
Madison College
Marquette University
Mount Mary University 
Ripon College 
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin–Parkside
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin–Stout