Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • Introductory Message from the VP

    August 1, 2016

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    I look forward to working with all of you – students, faculty, staff, senior leaders, alumni and external communities – to build on the strong foundation that is already in place.


  • Q&A with the New Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall

    August 1, 2016

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    After being appointed to the position by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty in May, Rickey Hall begins his tenure as the eighth vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) today.


  • Thank You, Dr. Gabe

    July 28, 2016

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    OMA&D staff and other campus colleagues gathered at the UW Club on July 26 to thank Dr. Gabriel Gallardo for his service as the interim vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity since last August.


  • Standing Together for Justice

    July 12, 2016

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty shared their thoughts on recent tragic events and urged the UW community to “stand together for justice.”


  • Dorsey Selected National MESA President

    July 12, 2016

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    James Dorsey, executive director of Washington MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement), was elected president of MESA USA at the 2016 Annual MESA National Engineering Design Competition in Ogden, Utah.


  • Message from the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost – Summer 2016 eNews

    June 16, 2016

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    The end of the academic year marks a special time when we recognize the achievements of our graduating students. And as I conclude my tenure as interim VP, it also marks a great time to reflect upon our accomplishments.


  • 13 McNair Scholars from Class of 2016 Headed to Grad School

    June 16, 2016

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    UW. Columbia. Harvard. Princeton. Berkeley. The Class of 2016 features 13 scholars from the McNair Program that will be moving on to participate in graduate programs at these – as well as several other - outstanding institutions.


  • Several OMA&D Students Among Inaugural Husky 100

    June 7, 2016

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    In early May, the UW announced the recipients of the inaugural Husky 100 award which recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate students who are making a difference on campus and in their communities.


  • #MyECC Student Spotlights

    June 7, 2016

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    Throughout the last year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) has produced a series of video spotlights that highlight the stories of students who are actively engaged at the center and are leaders in the community.


  • Tribal Leaders Convene at UW for 8th Annual Summit

    May 31, 2016

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    2016 Tribal Leadership Summit

    Tribal leaders from across the region gathered at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House to engage in a dialogue with President Ana Mari Cauce and other UW leaders at the eighth annual Tribal Leadership Summit, May 10.


  • OMA&D’s Magdalena Fonseca To Receive UW Distinguished Staff Award

    May 31, 2016

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    Magdalena Fonseca, associate director for the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), will be honored at the UW’s 46th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on June 9 (3:30 p.m.), at Meany Hall Auditorium.


  • Rickey L. Hall Named Vice President for OMA&D

    May 19, 2016

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Interim Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today the selection of Rickey L. Hall as the new vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and chief diversity officer, effective Aug. 1, 2016.