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 and vice provost 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.

2015-2016 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 2017 will be held Wednesday, May 16, at the Husky Union Building.

FEOP Board of Trustees

  • Bree Kame’enui-Ramirez
  • Barbara MacLean
    Vice President
  • Emile Pitre
    Parliamentarian/ Senior Advisor to the VP
  • Rickey Hall
    Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity

Board Members

  • Jason Boyd (MAP Representative)
  • Veronica Cabading
  • Ellen Greene
  • Lara Hansen
  • Moshe Hecht
  • Mimi Hunter
  • Terry James
  • Leanne Lola
  • Tanhya Plair
  • Omar Riojas
  • Millie Russell
  • Madrienne Salgado
  • Anthony Sanchez
  • Shauna Shipp-Martinez
  • Larry Sims
  • Shirin Soleman
  • Steve Sumida (MAP Representative)


  • Emile Pitre – ex-officio
  • Melanie Truong

For any questions or comments, please contact:

Katherine Day Hase