University administrators from around the Pacific Northwest convened on the University of Washington campus to take part in the UW’s Diversity in a Time of Fiscal Adversity Conference, Tues., April 27, at Kane Hall.
The conference, hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement, the Center for Curriculum Transformation and the OMA&D’s Community & Public Relations unit, brought together leaders from public and private four-year institutions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska to engage in discussion and share strategies to increase diversity at institutions of higher education during times of great fiscal challenge. The conference addressed five themes: Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Undergraduate Student Success, Graduate Study and Support, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, and Institutional Change.
UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, Sheila Edwards Lange, presented opening remarks. Among the UW leaders who led discussions were Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement Luis Fraga , Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Phillip Ballinger, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program Juan Guerra, and Director of the Center for Curriculum Transformation Betty Schmitz.