Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


June 1, 2022

Celebration is Back! Highlights from the 2022 Celebration Gala

A Message from VP Rickey Hall Thank you for supporting our annual gala, Celebration, presented by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program Board! We are grateful to our community of supporters who came together in person and virtually last week to honor Frank Irigon as the…

March 31, 2022

University of Washington initiatives receive investment from the Mark Torrance Foundation to support diversity, equity and inclusion

Two University of Washington initiatives that support the recruitment and post-graduation success and impact of students from underrepresented backgrounds have received investments from the Mark Torrance Foundation (MTF) totaling $920,000. The UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) will receive $420,000 over two years to support its Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment initiative. This investment will allow OMA&D to increase…

November 8, 2021

Welcome Madrienne White as the OMA&D Representative to the University of Washington Foundation Board

Madrienne White (’08, 19) has joined the University of Washington Foundation Board (UWFB) as the representative for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D). She is moving into the position previously held by long term OMA&D advocate and 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient Colleen Fukui-Sketchley. White graduated from UW in 2008 with a…

January 28, 2021

OMA&D announces Black Opportunity Fund endowment

    The University of Washington and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity are pleased to announce the Black Opportunity Fund has established its first endowment through an anonymous donor’s generous gift of $300,000.  The Black Opportunity Fund was established last year to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community and to…

October 5, 2020

OMA&D announces gift from Sea Mar and MultiCare to support underrepresented students

The University of Washington today announced a $100,000 gift to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and UW Tacoma’s Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI). The gift will provide financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in the Educational Opportunity Program at the UW in Seattle and in programs under development within OEI on the Tacoma campus.