Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program

Established in 1971, the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) Board of Trustees promotes academic excellence for underrepresented, educationally and economically disadvantaged students.

The Friends serve as an advisory pipeline between the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the community, and provide counsel to the vice president on resource development and diversity initiatives. FEOP joins OMA&D in selecting the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award and student scholarship recipients, and serving as a host for Celebration.

FEOP Board3 crop

(l-r): Brooke Tamble, Larry Sims, Jarrod Da, Anthony Sanchez, Stephen Robinson, Bree H. Kame’enui-Ramirez, Mary Jane Topash, Shirin Soleman, Dr. Gabriel Gallardo, Barbara L. MacLean, Emile Pitre and Rickey Hall.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Each Trustee is appointed, or elected for a three-year term. The Board meets monthly except July and August. Its signature event, Celebration, raises funds for the FEOP endowment. Celebration 2019 will be held Wednesday, May 15, at the Husky Union Building.

FEOP Pres and VP 2 crop

FEOP Board President Barbara L. MacLean and Vice President Larry Sims

  • Barbara Lord MacLean (Boeing Retiree)
  • Larry Sims (Boeing)
    Vice President
  • Emile Pitre
    Parliamentarian/ Senior Advisor
  • Rickey Hall
    Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity/University Diversity Officer



Board Members


  • Dr. Gabriel Gallardo
  • Katherine Day Hase
  • Joaquin Chapar
  • Melanie Truong

For any questions or comments, please contact:

Joaquin Chapar