Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

February 21, 2020

Luz Iniguez Named Director of OMA&D’s Educational Opportunity Program

Luz Iniguez, previously the director of OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), has been named director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), effective Feb. 18.

Iniguez led the administration of CAMP for over eight years, a federally-funded program that offers financial assistance and support services to students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families.

Luz Iniguez

Luz Iniguez

In her new role, she will lead EOP’s efforts and oversee a staff of nine academic counselors and the program’s assistant director, all providing academic and support services to underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged and first-generation students at the UW. She is the first Latinx person to serve as EOP director.

“We are excited to welcome Luz Iniguez to this role,” said Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Success Kristian Wiles. “Luz brings more than a decade of experience at two institutions providing holistic advising, instruction and experiential learning to students participating in CAMP. Here with OMA&D, she has led a talented staff that works together consistently to achieve high national rankings by the U.S. Department of Education. We know that this experience will set Luz up for success to lead our EOP advising team.”

As CAMP director, Iniguez helped expand OMA&D’s reach to pre-college students from migrant farm working families. In addition to her work locally and across the state, she has represented UW on the CAMP National Board and served as a Department of Education mentor for new directors of grant-funded programs throughout the country.

“It is a great honor to serve as the next EOP director and lead such an outstanding and diverse group of academic advisers,” Iniguez said. “As a team, we will continue to work collaboratively with campus partners to serve the most disenfranchised students through holistic advising and wrap-around services. I am excited to lead the team as we revisit and revise some of our advising practices to better meet the needs of our EOP students.”

Prior to coming to the UW in 2011, Iniguez was a retention counselor with the CAMP program at Central Washington University and was a ESL/ELL bilingual para educator with the Ellensburg School District. She received her B.A. in sociology with minors in psychology and Spanish from Central Washington, and a M.Ed. in counseling from Heritage University.