News & Events

  • Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Spring 2014 eNews Sheila Edwards Lange

    Spring quarter is underway and the students, faculty, staff and alumni affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) have been quite busy. They earned some well-deserved honors, beat the odds to pursue higher education and gave back to their communities. I hope you will take some time to read more about the…

  • "Dreamer Dawgs" Witness REAL Hope Act SigningReal Hope Act

    Huskies pose with Governor Inslee during the REAL Hope Act signing, Feb. 26. Washington state Governor Jay Inslee called them “Dreamer Dawgs.” They were a small group of University of Washington students representing all three campuses who traveled to Olympia on Feb. 26. They stood behind the governor with a UW flag unfurled and watched…

  • Alumni Q&A with Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ‘94Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

    Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, is proud UW alumna and an incredible supporter of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D). For over 12 years she served as a member of the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program board which works to increase access to higher education for underrepresented minority, first-generation and low-income students.  Fukui-Sketchley recently…

  • MESA Community College Program Helps Mark Bennett Overcome the OddsMark 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…

  • Metoyer to Deliver 10th Annual Kelly Lecture April 24Cheryl 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…

  • Herrera Selected to Participate in NHLI Executive Leadership ProgramMarisa 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…

  • UW Leading Launch of Greater Washington State Higher Education Recruitment ConsortiumGWS HERC

    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…

  • Campus Walker Spring 2014Campus 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: Campus Walker Spring 2014 Emile Pitre Campus Walker Spring 2014 Emile Pitre Campus Walker Spring 2014 Emile Pitre Campus Walker Spring…

  • REAL Hope Act Informational Forum to be Held March 18UW_W-Logo_RGB

    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…

  • Kelly ECC and Partners Host Women of Color Reception11th 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…

  • Denny Hurtado To Receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard AwardDenny 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…

  • 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…

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