Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program

Established in 1971, the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) Board of Trustees promotes academic excellence for underrepresented, educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The Friends serve as an advisory pipeline between the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the community, and provide counsel to the vice president on resource development and diversity initiatives. FEOP joins OMA&D in selecting the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award and student scholarship recipients, and serving as a host for Celebration.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees

Each Trustee is appointed, or elected for a three-year term. The Board meets monthly except July and August. Its signature event, Celebration, raises funds for the FEOP endowment. Celebration 2018 will be held Wednesday, May 16, at the Husky Union Building.

  • Barbara Lord MacLean
  • Madrienne Salgado
    Vice President
  • Emile Pitre
    Parliamentarian/ Senior Advisor
  • Rickey Hall
    Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer

Board Members

  • Jarrod Da
  • Lara Hansen
  • Bree H. Kame’enui-Ramirez
  • Moshe Hecht
  • Geoffery McKenzie
  • Tanhya Plair
  • Omar Riojas
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Millie Russell
  • Anthony Sanchez
  • Larry Sims
  • Shirin Soleman
  • Brooke Tamble
  • Mary Jane Topash


  • Dr. Gabriel Gallardo
  • Katherine Day Hase
  • Joaquin Chapar
  • Melanie Truong

For any questions or comments, please contact:

Joaquin Chapar