Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


March 19, 2015

Campus Walker Spring 2015

Campus Walker

Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights UW’s iconic cherry blossom trees as they take center stage in the spring.

March 4, 2015

Diversity Symposium Celebrates Progress, Plans for the Future

2015 Diversity Symposium

Over 200 faculty and staff from all three University of Washington campuses came together to share and learn from the work being done to meet goals set by the UW Diversity Blueprint.

February 18, 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley To Receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

Through her leadership in the private sector and volunteer efforts both on campus and in the community, Fukui-Sketchley has spent two decades advocating for diversity in the workforce and access to higher education.

January 28, 2015

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Winter 2015 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

The 2014 calendar year wrapped up with some exciting events and as we turn the corner into 2015, there is no shortage of new milestones to anticipate. This edition of OMA&D eNews offers a glimpse at some of our recent highlights and upcoming opportunities for our alumni and friends to get involved.

OMA&D Recognizes Retirements of Four Leaders

Emile and Enrique

Over 80 years of combined service to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

This is what OMA&D is bidding farewell to as four of its leaders – Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz – retire during the 2014-15 academic year.

Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events

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Around 60 University of Washington students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at OMA&D’s (OMA&D) Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Fri., Dec. 5, for a special Conversation Circle to discuss events surrounding the late-November grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

January 15, 2015

An Evening with the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson visited the University of Washington to speak about the importance of diversity in the technology industry during a special event at Kane Hall, Dec. 2.

January 12, 2015

Alumni Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84

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Richard Larkins’ roots are in Seattle, Washington. His career path as a tax lawyer, however, has taken him to the “other” Washington – D.C. to be exact. Larkins recently took time to reflect on his Husky Experience, his professional journey and what inspires him to give back.

Campus Walker Winter 2015

Campus Walker

OMA&D’s Campus Walker and resident photographer Emile Pitre recently retired from the UW after over three decades of service. He will continue to contribute to this photo gallery series, but to honor his retirement we feature some of his most memorable shots since the series began in 2011.

December 15, 2014

UW Homecoming Court Features OMA&D Ambassadors

2014 UW Homecoming Court

When the 2014 UW Homecoming Court was announced on W Day, Oct. 24, OMA&D saw some familiar faces.

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