MESA Community College Program Helps Mark Bennett Overcome the Odds

Mark Bennet

When he was a homeless youth, Mark Bennett spent time in the University of Washington’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library to escape the cold weather. Now a junior at the UW, he visits the same library to study math. Bennett took an unconventional route to a four-year university. But thanks to the support from the Washington MESA… Read More

Metoyer to Deliver 10th Annual Kelly Lecture April 24

Cheryl A. Metoyer

Cheryl A. Metoyer, associate professor and associate dean for research in the UW Information School, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 24, at Alder Hall. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Alder Hall Commons, followed by the… Read More

Herrera Selected to Participate in NHLI Executive Leadership Program

Marisa Herrera

Marisa Herrera, director of the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), is one of 16 Latina professionals from across the country participating in the 2014 National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Executive Leadership Program (ELP). The nine-month program, that began in February and runs through October, features four one-week training sessions that help participants enhance… Read More

UW Leading Launch of Greater Washington State Higher Education Recruitment Consortium


The University of Washington is at the forefront of a new collaborative effort to help institutions recruit diverse faculty and staff and assist dual-career couples seeking employment throughout the state. The UW, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, launched the Greater Washington State Higher Education Recruitment… Read More

Campus Walker Spring 2014

Campus Walker

OMA&D Associate Vice President for Assessment Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” captures some incredible images during his walks throughout the UW campus. Here is a glimpse at a few recent shots:

REAL Hope Act Informational Forum to be Held March 18


Students, educators and administrators interested in learning how the new REAL Hope Act will be implemented are invited to attend an informational forum on Tues., March 18, from 4-6 p.m. at the Alder Hall Auditorium on the University of Washington Seattle campus. The REAL (Raising Educational Access, Changing Lives) Hope Act, Senate Bill 6523, was… Read More

Kelly ECC and Partners Host Women of Color Reception

11th Annual Women of Color Reception

“Honoring our Struggles, Modeling our Values” was the theme for the 11th annual Women of Color Reception held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on March 4. Guests came to together to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women of color at the University of Washington. Dana Arviso, ’06, executive director of… Read More

Denny Hurtado To Receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

Denny Hurtado To Receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and retired director of Indian Education for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), is the 2014 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former… Read More

Rosebaugh Honored at Women of Color Empowered Luncheon

Rosebaugh Honored at Women of Color Empowered Luncheon

Karlotta Rosebaugh, director of OMA&D’s Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program (HSCMSP), was among the female leaders in health care honored at the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered Luncheon in Seattle, Feb. 7. Rosebaugh has served in her current role for the last 24 years. Her program provides graduate and professional school application… Read More

GEAR UP EDI Hosts Workshops for Willapa Valley Educators

GEAR UP EDI - Willapa Valley Workshops

The UW GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI), a partner of Washington State GEAR UP and a program of the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, hosted two Common Core State Standards (CCSS) workshops for Willapa Valley Middle and High School teachers and principals in Menlo, Wash., this winter. Held Dec. 4, the Literacy… Read More