Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


August 13, 2018

Fonseca Named Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Director


Magdalena Fonseca, ’98, ’11, who has worked with OMA&D for the past 18 years, previously served as the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center’s associate director from 2012-2017 and assistant director from 2003-2014.

August 2, 2018

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumnus Donald D. Haley

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The Honorable Donald D. Haley, a two-time University of Washington graduate who was a leader in Seattle’s African American and judicial communities, passed away on July 30, at the age of 85.

July 30, 2018

Dorsey Named President & CEO of College Success Foundation

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After serving as executive director of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Washington MESA program for 10 years, James Dorsey has been named president and CEO of the College Success Foundation.

July 11, 2018

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Former Odegaard Award Recipient Toby Burton

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Octavia (Toby) Burton, the UW’s 1979 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient and member of the Seattle Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, passed away on June 28, at the age of 92.

June 27, 2018

Academic Counseling Services Hosts 32nd Annual Spring Recognition


The achievements of students served by the Educational Opportunity Program, TRIO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program and the Champions Program were honored, May 25.

UW Black Student Union Establishes Own Endowed Fund


The Black Student Union Legacy Endowed Fund will provide financial support for its members who are committed to social justice or are doing work in underrepresented communities.

June 25, 2018

UW Hosts Special Olympics USA Games July 1-6


More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will visit Seattle to participate in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The UW will serve as the primary venue and host several events and activities.

May 31, 2018

Judge Martinez, Student Scholars Honored at 48th Annual Celebration

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The Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, ’75, ’80, received the Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 48th annual Celebration held at the HUB Ballroom, May 16.

UW McNair Scholars Receive Prestigious National Honors

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Five current and former students in OMA&D’s McNair Program were awarded 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while Tyler Valentine received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Historical Talk with Emile Pitre Highlights 50th Anniversary Celebration


Alumni, staff and friends representing the last five decades of OMA&D, as well as campus and community colleagues, came together for what was the pinnacle event of our 50th anniversary activities on May 17.

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