Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


July 7, 2020

Announcing the UW Black Opportunity Fund

We are writing to you because our country has a problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed with fierce clarity the systemic inequality that affects every aspect of life, from who is most likely to be an essential worker to who is most affected by unemployment to who is in the greatest danger of dying from…

May 29, 2020

Antiracism work is all of our work

Dear members of the UW community, George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Three more Black lives snuffed out and lost to our world either at the hands of police or, in the case of Arbery, white racists being protected by local law enforcement. While we shouldn’t need it, these deaths serve as yet another reminder…

May 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

On behalf of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), it brings me great joy to wish Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen, Professor Emeritus for the Foster’s School of Business, a happy 90th birthday. Dr. Spratlen, is known as a trailblazer in academic business and a force at the University of Washington. Having made significant contributions…

May 11, 2020

Honoring the Life of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

Today the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) at the University of Washington lost distinguished leader Dr. Gabriel Gallardo, associate vice president for student success. Dr. Gallardo joined the UW in 1993 as an admissions specialist for the Office of Minority Affairs. That year marked the beginning of a lifelong career encompassing an unwavering…

May 6, 2020

AT&T provides technology for the Instructional Center to support online tutoring

How can you take a nationally recognized tutoring center serving over 5,000 UW students online with only days to prepare? When the University of Washington moved to remote classes

April 3, 2020

Covid-19 Resources for Current Students

We remain dedicated to improving equity and belonging at the University of Washington in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are all impacted by efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in our communities.

March 25, 2020

(Canceled) OMA&D Celebration Gala 

In light of public health guidelines and after thoughtful consideration for the health and wellness of our community, we are canceling OMA&D’s signature annual gala

February 21, 2020

Luz Iniguez Named Director of OMA&D’s Educational Opportunity Program

Luz Iniquez

Iniguez previously served as director for OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program for over eight years and is the first Latinx person to serve as EOP director.

February 3, 2020

(Postponed) Charlotte Coté to Present 16th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Cote Charlotte

Coté will present “‘Indigenizing’ the University of Washington: Lessons from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House,” in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the longhouse, on Thurs., March 12.

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.

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