Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


December 11, 2019

Together for Champions

At their monthly meeting in November, the Friends of EOP Board took time to prepare special care packages in time for finals for students affiliated with OMA&D’s Champions Program.

November 14, 2019

Alumni & Friends Enjoy Friday Night Lights with OMA&D

Alumni & Friends Enjoy Friday Night Lights with OMA&D

OMA&D hosted a “Friday Night Lights” version of its annual UW Football viewing party, bringing alumni and friends together to cheer on the Huskies to a Pac-12 victory over the Oregon State Beavers, Nov. 8.

Former IC Student, Celebration Scholar Anisa Ibrahim Featured by CNN

Dr. Anisa Ibrahim’s inspirational journey to become the director of Harborview Medical Center’s Pediatrics Clinic in Seattle was recently featured by CNN.

November 8, 2019

Wiles Brings Advocacy for Students to National Stage

Kristian Wiles

Kristian Wiles, executive director of OMA&D Retention and Academic Support Programs, just concluded his one-year term as COE Board of Directors chair, the same organization leading Nov. 8’s First-Gen College Celebration.

November 5, 2019

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Billy Hilliard

Billy (Bill) Hilliard, who helped build the foundation for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity as one of its first leaders, passed away on Oct. 2, 2019, at the age of 78.

October 31, 2019

UW to Participate in Third Annual National First-Generation College Celebration, Nov. 8

The Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses will join universities across the country in elevating the success and presence of our first-gen community members.

October 8, 2019

GEAR UP Achievers Hosts First On-Campus Program

Naomi Ishisaka Featured image

During the first week of August, 56 rising seventh and eighth grade students from South King County spent a few days living in the residence halls on the UW campus and learning about engineering and mathematics.

September 23, 2019

Pearl Jam’s McCready performs National Anthem in support of the IC

Seattle music heritage night at the University of Washington football game on Sept. 7, had an extra special meaning for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Instructional Center (IC).

August 20, 2019

Jaime Soto named director of M.O.R. Team

Jaime Soto, ’10, was named the new director for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (M.O.R.) team, effective July 11.

July 18, 2019

In memoriam: Marvin Oliver, ’73

Photograph of Marvin Oliver

Prominent contemporary artist and UW Professor Emeritus Marvin Oliver passed away on July 17, at the age of 73. Over his 40-year career, Oliver became one of the Northwest’s most renowned sculptors and printmakers.

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