Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

July 1, 2022

Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) Appointed Director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) as the new director for OMA&D’s wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Henry’s appointment will begin on August 1, 2022.

Photo of Chenoa Henry standing in front of waterChenoa is a Tulalip tribal member and has served as manager of the Grants and Self-Governance Department for Tulalip Tribes of Washington. She has a deep commitment to education and is an advocate for tribal self-governance. Earning an undergraduate degree in American Indian Studies, she is an alumna of the University of Washington and also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University.

Henry tells OMA&D, “I am excited to join the OMA&D team as the director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. As a Tulalip tribal member and UW American Indian Studies alumna, I can’t wait to get to work for our American Indian and Alaska Native students. It feels like I am coming home.”

OMA&D is excited about Henry’s appointment and to welcome her back home. Her appointment concludes a months-long search, community feedback sessions, and much work by the search advisory committee co-chaired by Dr. Charlotte Cote and Kristian Wiles.

One of Henry’s main areas of focus will be progressing the fundraising efforts to raise the more than $12M for Phase II of building wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Fundraising efforts have been ongoing since the opening of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on March 12, 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Chenoa Henry to OMA&D and back to UW!