Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


January 15, 2020

The Fierce Urgency of Now

OMA&D Vice President and University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall and UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor invite the UW community to serve, learn and march during MLK Week 2020.

January 6, 2020

Emile Pitre to Receive UW’s 2020 Odegaard Award

Emile Pitre, ‘69, one of the UW’s Black Student Union founders and a longtime staff member in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, will receive the award at the 50th annual Celebration, Wed., May 13, 2020.

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year from OMA&D!

Rickey Hall Featured Image

The beginning of a new year – and a new decade – often brings time to pause and reflect on the past and anticipate the future. In OMA&D, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on some milestones taking place in our organization.

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.

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