Gallardo Named President-Elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs

Gallardo Named President-Elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs

Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo, associate vice president for Student Services and Academic Support Programs with the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs (NASP).


New Ethnic Cultural Center Breaks Ground

New Ethnic Cultural Center Breaks Ground

University of Washington students, faculty, staff, and alumni came together to break ground on the new Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Wednesday, Oct. 12.   Representatives from the student legacy groups involved in the founding of the original ECC in 1972 participated in the ceremonial “dig.” Those groups included… Read More


ECC Groundbreaking Slated For Wed., Oct. 12

ECC Groundbreaking Slated For Wed., Oct. 12

Members of the campus community are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the ECC construction site located at the corner of Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 40th Street. A… Read More


Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge to Kickoff October 17

Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge to Kickoff October 17

Attention freshmen and sophomores affiliated with OMA&D student services! Now is the time gather your friends to participate in the fall quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge for a chance to become OMA&D’s Academic Dream Team! Register your team of 4-5 students by Oct. 12. The challenge begins on Oct. 17. The purpose of the S.M.A.R.T. (Scholarly, Meritorious… Read More


OMA&D Receives New $3.96 Million GEAR UP Grant To Serve Low-Income Middle and High School Students

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) has received a new $3.96 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that have served low-income middle and high school students in the Skagit and Yakima Valley regions of Washington… Read More


Dr. Edwards Lange Throws Strike on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field

Dr. Edwards Lange Throws Strike on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field

UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange participated in the ceremonial first pitch on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field, Wednesday, by throwing a strike to senior David Bahr. Joining Dr. Edwards Lange and Bahr on the field during the first pitch ceremony were First-Year Programs Director… Read More


UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

The University of Washington State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) celebrated another milestone this week, as 39 students who participated in its Scholars Project joined the UW freshman class when fall quarter began, Sept. 28. Housed within the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), UW State GEAR… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange To Throw Out First Pitch at Mariners’ Game Wednesday

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Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, will throw out the first pitch at UW Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field, Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Seattle Mariners will take on the Oakland Athletics in their season finale, starting at 7:10 p.m. Incoming UW students, faculty,… Read More