UW Graduate Makes History With Obama Autograph On iPad

UW Graduate Makes History With Obama Autograph On iPad

Sylvester Cann secured the first presidential autograph on an iPad when he met President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at the UW on Oct. 21. The story has received national and local media attention. The video coverage that ran on King-5 TV in Seattle is available here. Among the media outlets that covered the… Read More


EOP Alum Lull Mengesha Appears On New Day Northwest

EOP Alum Lull Mengesha Appears On New Day Northwest

UW and EOP alumnus Lull Mengesha recently appeared on King 5-TV’s New Day Northwest to talk about his book, The Only Black Student. To view the clip, click here.


OMA&D Welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

OMA&D Welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

The University of Washington State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) has joined the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) effective Sept. 1, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced. “We are looking forward to working with Washington State GEAR UP… Read More


OMA&D Mourns the Loss of MCAC Member Roberto Maestas

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of MCAC Member Roberto Maestas

Roberto Maestas, a leading advocate for social justice and member of the University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, passed away on Sept. 22. He was 72. A University of Washington alumnus, Maestas fought a life-long battle for social change that most notably included the creation of Seattle’s El Centro de la Raza in… Read More


Homecoming Football Game Time Announced For The Weekend

Homecoming Football Game Time Announced For The Weekend

It’s not too late to get your tickets for The Weekend, a series of Homecoming events for alumni of color and friends of diversity hosted by OMA&D and other campus partners, Oct. 15-16. The UW athletic department announced Monday morning that the football game between the Huskies and Oregon State will kick-off at 7:15 p.m…. Read More


MCAC Honors Outgoing President Mark Emmert

MCAC Honors Outgoing President Mark Emmert

The University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC) honored and bid farewell to outgoing President Mark Emmert at its Sept. 21 meeting in the Regent’s Room in Gerberding Hall. Committee members offered words of praise and well wishes to Emmert, who is departing UW on Oct. 1 to become the president of the… Read More


OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

The latest issue of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s E-news is available now. This edition features alumni news and recognitions, new and recently tenured faculty members, and an update on the House of Knowledge longhouse construction project. Click here for the fall 2010 edition of E-news.


OMA&D Awarded Two Student Support Services Grants

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support low-income and first-generation college students, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Tuesday. A new five-year, $1.1 million grant under the TRIO… Read More


Spokane Teacher Presented MESA’s 2010 Mona Bailey Leadership Award

Spokane Teacher Presented MESA’s 2010 Mona Bailey Leadership Award

Jamie Smith of Sacajawea Middle School and the Spokane MESA Center was the recipient of the 2010 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award. The award, sponsored by Washington MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement), was presented to Smith by Bailey at the MESA Board of Directors Luncheon on Sat., Sept. 11, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories… Read More


Elliott Named Recipient of the 2010 Diversity Award for Community Building

Elliott Named Recipient of the 2010 Diversity Award for Community Building

Jai-Anana Elliott, associate director of diversity and recruitment at the UW Michael G. Foster School of Business, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award. Elliott manages the recruitment process for the undergraduate program at the Foster School of… Read More