Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


September 9, 2015

OMA&D Welcomes New UW Faculty Members

Mia Tuan

As the 2015 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are new to the UW.

September 6, 2015

Student Blog Update: Australia Post Two – Into the Bush


Alright, weekend one-point-five (I’m counting Melbourne as a .5): done! And what a busy one it was. We spent all day Saturday wandering around Stradbroke Island and all day Sunday in the Tambourine Rainforest.

September 2, 2015

Patricia Loera Named OMA&D Associate Vice President for College Access

Patricia Loera

Patricia Loera, a University of Washington alumna and longtime advocate for educational opportunity, will join the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity as associate vice president for college access, effective Sept. 8.

August 28, 2015

Student Blog Update: Week One – A Report from Under the Equator

Lara Millman

UW student Lara Millman is currently in Brisbane, Australia with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying how autonomous robotic systems can be used for biological monitoring purposes.

August 20, 2015

Chadwick Allen Named UW Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Chadwick Allen

Chadwick Allen, a specialist in Native American and global Indigenous studies, joined the University of Washington as associate vice provost for faculty advancement on Aug. 17.

August 5, 2015

Thank You, Dr. Sheila

Sheila's Farewel featured image

On August 3, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity bid farewell to its longtime leader, Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, ’00,’06, who after a nine-year tenure as vice president and vice provost, moved on to serve as interim president at Seattle Central College.

July 30, 2015

Gallardo Appointed Interim UW Vice President for Minority Affairs & Vice Provost for Diversity


A strong advocate for student success in higher education, Gabriel Gallardo has served in administrative roles with the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) for nearly two decades.

July 1, 2015

Early Outreach Visits Encourage Students of All Ages to Think About College

2015 Kinder to College

A group of campus visitors turned a few heads when they toured the University of Washington on a sunny day back in April.

June 30, 2015

Sheila Edwards Lange Named Interim President at Seattle Central College

Sheila Edwards Lange

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, ’00, ’06, UW vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity since 2007, has accepted a position as interim president of Seattle Central College, the Seattle College District announced on June 29.

June 24, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Nandita Vishwanath

Nandita Vishwanath

I have always associated “home” as a place that is filled with love ones. Because of this, my “home” moves all around the world. I find home in Shimoga and Hyderabad, India – where I spent many summers with my extended family.

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