Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Committee and Sponsors

Black Graduation Sponsors

The success of this event is due to the support and partnerships with various stakeholders who have dedicated time, resources and space. We want to thank them all for their contributions and for supporting the 2021 graduates, including the Black Graduation Planning Committee. Below is a list of our donors and sponsors:

  • UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • UW Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership
  • UW Alumni
  • UW Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program
  • UW Black Opportunity Fund
  • UW Alene Moris Women’s Center
  • UW Husky Giving Day Donors

Black Graduation Committee

The UW Black Graduation Planning Committee (BGPC) is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are charged with the planning and coordination of this annual event. The committee and student groups voted in 2019 to move the committee under the Associated Students of University of Washington Black Student Commission (ASUW BSC).

Listed below are the 2021 committee members:

Co-Chair: Kayla Huddleston
Co-Chair: Sasha Lee

Adebola Fabiku
Adiam Tesfay
Brian Tracey
Dani Smith
James Flowers
June Hairston
Kaela Worrall
Kenneth ‘KaeBee’ Burns
Keondra Rustan
Kowan Russell
Paul Metellus
Phil Hunt
Tamara Long
Tobi Ishola
Trina Reid
Tyneshia Valdez
Zachary McKinlay
Zynovia Hetherington