Campus Walker Spring 2015

Campus Walker

Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights UW’s iconic cherry blossom trees as they take center stage in the spring.


Colleen Fukui-Sketchley To Receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

Through her leadership in the private sector and volunteer efforts both on campus and in the community, Fukui-Sketchley has spent two decades advocating for diversity in the workforce and access to higher education.


Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Winter 2015 eNews

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The 2014 calendar year wrapped up with some exciting events and as we turn the corner into 2015, there is no shortage of new milestones to anticipate. This edition of OMA&D eNews offers a glimpse at some of our recent highlights and upcoming opportunities for our alumni and friends to get involved.


OMA&D Recognizes Retirements of Four Leaders

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Over 80 years of combined service to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

This is what OMA&D is bidding farewell to as four of its leaders – Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz – retire during the 2014-15 academic year.


Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events

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Around 60 University of Washington students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at OMA&D’s (OMA&D) Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Fri., Dec. 5, for a special Conversation Circle to discuss events surrounding the late-November grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.


An Evening with the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson visited the University of Washington to speak about the importance of diversity in the technology industry during a special event at Kane Hall, Dec. 2.


Alumni Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84

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Richard Larkins’ roots are in Seattle, Washington. His career path as a tax lawyer, however, has taken him to the “other” Washington – D.C. to be exact. Larkins recently took time to reflect on his Husky Experience, his professional journey and what inspires him to give back.


Campus Walker Winter 2015

Campus Walker

OMA&D’s Campus Walker and resident photographer Emile Pitre recently retired from the UW after over three decades of service. He will continue to contribute to this photo gallery series, but to honor his retirement we feature some of his most memorable shots since the series began in 2011.