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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


April 30, 2019

UW OMA&D receives $3.6 million gift commitment from Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla to support underrepresented students

Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla

The University of Washington today announced a $3.6 million gift commitment awarded over 12 years to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D). The gift commitment will fund full scholarship packages for approximately 30 underrepresented undergraduate students based on financial need.


May 15, 2018

Born of protest: Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity celebrates a half-century

protest

It was spring 1968. A group of students occupied the University of Washington administration building calling for change: justice, diversity, agency for Blacks on campus.


September 27, 2016

UW works to boost faculty diversity through recruitment and retention efforts

Over the last four years, the UW’s Office for Faculty Advancement has helped recruit close to 50 faculty members whose work contributes to campus diversity.

Like post-secondary schools across the country, the University of Washington has struggled to attract and retain a talented, diverse faculty. But efforts that have been quietly underway for a few years are starting to pay off, attracting top-level candidates to the UW even over schools that are able to offer bigger salaries and more perks….


February 26, 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley to receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only university- and community-selected award, and is…


April 16, 2014

Metoyer to present 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Cheryl Metoyer sits reading a book

In her lecture “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” Metoyer will talk about the historic development of Native Americans in higher education.


March 3, 2014

Denny Hurtado to receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

Denny Furtado

Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and retired director of Indian Education for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the 2014 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award.


October 21, 2013

Native American longhouse breaks ground Oct. 25

Drawing of the longhouse-style facility to be built at UW.

A public, groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m.


April 2, 2013

South African gender, sexuality and race topic of Samuel E. Kelly lecture April 18

headshot of Amanda Lock Swarr

Amanda Lock Swarr, a UW associate professor in gender, women and sexuality studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18.


February 5, 2013

Rogelio Riojas to receive UW’s 2013 Odegaard Award

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.