Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


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.

June 16, 2015

MESA Featured in Washington Business Magazine

MESA Featured in Washington Business Magazine

OMA&D’s Washington MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) excels at building pathways to college and careers in STEM fields for female and underrepresented minority students in grades K-12 and community college. The program was featured in the Spring 2015 issues of Washington Business Magazine.

No Longer Invisible: Lanna Lee

Lanna Lee

“I come from a Southeast Asian background with the unique religion of Islam. I am blessed to come from the background as I do because it has provided me the understanding of diversity.”

June 12, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Daniele Meñez

Daniele Meñez

“My parents were both overseas Filipino migrant workers (OFWs) who met while working abroad as waitstaff at the Dai Ichi Hotel in Saipan. Although I was born in Saipan, my sister was born in the Philippines.”

June 11, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Shwe Zin

Shwe Zin

“My eldest sister was born 4 months after the 1988 uprising in Burma. Not long after she was born, my father fled across the border to Thailand, along with the many students involved in the uprising.”

June 8, 2015

OMA&D’s Ross Braine Named 2015 UW Distinguished Staff Award Recipient

Ross Braine - 2015 Distinguished Staff Award

Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s tribal liaison, will be honored as one of five Distinguished Staff Award recipients at the UW’s 45th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on Thur., June 11, at 3:30 p.m., in Meany Hall Auditorium.

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