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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.

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  • OMA&D Remembers Trailblazing Artist Alfredo Arreguin

    May 2, 2023

    The late celebrated artist Alfredo Arreguin smiling in front of one of his pieces of art

    Photo: Taken by Mary Levin for UW MagazineAlfredo Arreguin ‘67, ’69, passed on April 24, 2023, at the age of 88. Many articles have been written about Arreguin and his journey from his home country of Mexico to the University of Washington, his early life struggles, his draft service into the Korean war, and his…

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  • Dina Ibarra appointed new GEAR UP director

    December 1, 2022

    Dina Ibarra, Ed.M. has been appointed the new director for UW GEAR UP/Rise Up team effective Jan 3, 2023. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a national college-readiness program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. OMA&D, in partnership…

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  • Dr. Norma Zavala Selected as Next Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

    November 22, 2022

    November 22, 2022, Seattle, WA – Today, the University of Washington (UW) Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) Board of Trustees announced their selection of Dr. Norma Zavala for the 2023 Charles E. Odegaard Award. The award is the only University and community selected award…

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