Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

August 30, 2013

OMA&D Celebrates Donor Support at Annual VP Club Barbecue

Sheila Edwards Lange with Suzanne Del Rio and Kip LangeA barbecue buffet, pink sunset and reunions with friends provided the backdrop for this year’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Vice President’s Club Barbecue held Aug. 23.

The annual event was hosted by Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange at the home of Nelson, ’84, and Suzanne Del Rio, who shared their deck and lake view with OMA&D’s closest circle of supporters. The evening’s festivities honored annual donors, corporations and community partners who support OMA&D programs.

eNews Fall 2013Guests, many of whom were dressed in purple and gold, included newly appointed UW Regent Rogelio Riojas, ’73, ’75, ’77, former UW President Bill Gerberding, and representatives from Wells Fargo, Boeing, Enterprise, and University Book Store.  Several guests were also OMA&D staff members who have invested both their time and financial resources in support of programs and scholarships for underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students at UW.

In her remarks to the group, Lange shared the latest developments in diversity efforts on campus including the passing of the new diversity course requirement, the upcoming groundbreaking for the UW Intellectual House and the increase in scholarships available for students, thanks to the support of OMA&D donors.

Learn more about becoming a member of the OMA&D Vice President’s Club.

Photos by Emile Pitre