News & Notes
Luis Fraga, associate vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor, was named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the nation according to the Oct. 18 edition of Hispanic Business Magazine. Dr. Fraga is also a professor of political science and director of the UW Diversity Research Institute.
Gabriel Gallardo, OMA&D associate vice president for student services and academic support programs, was elected to serve as president-elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs (NASP). As president-elect, Dr. Gallardo will work with colleagues from across the region to provide educational opportunities to students from non-traditional backgrounds who attend higher education institutions. Dr. Gallardo’s three-year appointment with NASP includes serving as president next year, and past-president the following year.
Michelle Habell-Pallan, associate professor of women’s studies, was honored at the Women of Color Empowered Luncheon on Feb. 3. The theme of the event was “Heritage Keepers: Preserving and Educating for the Future.” At the event, guests listen to honorees share stories and lessons in their respective fields.
Alexes Harris, associate professor of sociology, was named one of 12 outstanding minority scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education who are making their mark through teaching, research, and service. Harris was also recently selected to present OMA&D’s eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 19.
Greg Lewis, OMA&D director of advancement and former Husky football great, was featured in the Seattle Times along with his daughter Janeé during her Franklin High School girls basketball team’s run in the state tournament.
Lisa Peterson’s University of Washington GenOM Project was honored with a Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Award from the Seattle Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management at its second annual conference in Seattle, Dec. 8. Under Peterson’s direction, the GenOm Project provides educational and research opportunities, as well as academic support, for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the UW.