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July 14, 2021

Former OMA&D VP Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange selected as chancellor of UW Tacoma

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange (’00, ’06) has been selected as the new chancellor of UW Tacoma beginning September 16, 2021 pending approval from the UW Board of Regents. Dr. Edwards Lange has a celebrated history with the University of Washington from her service as the vice president of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity…


June 22, 2021

Kristian Wiles Appointed Associate Vice President for Student Success

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Dear OMA&D Community, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Kristian Wiles has been appointed Associate Vice President for Student Success effective July 1. For the past year and a half, Kristian has served as Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Success. Prior to that he served as Executive Director of Retention and Academic…


June 16, 2021

UWAA Recognizes Alumni with Deep Ties to OMA&D

Join OMA&D in congratulating two long time OMA&D partners for their recent awards and honors from the UWAA. Both recipients have deep ties and a demonstrated commitment to OMA&D and the University of Washington. Through their efforts UW continues to become a more diverse and equitable community for faculty, staff, and students. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Colleen…


June 1, 2021

Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington Invest in UW Students

Building a more diverse health care workforce With gifts from Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington, the University of Washington is announcing the creation of a new fund to support first-generation, low income and underserved students at the UW who are studying health care. As part of their commitment to…


May 26, 2021

OMA&D Remembers Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

Thaddeus Spratlen, a professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, died May 18 at the age of 90. The UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. “Dr. Spratlen was a trailblazer and major contributor to advancing DEI efforts at UW,” said…


April 2, 2021

Registration for Celebration opens

Join us for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) virtual annual gala, Celebration, on May 12, 2021. Registration is open today and will be open through May 10. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration raises funds for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient….


March 19, 2021

Statement on Anti-AAPI Violence and Racism

From University of Washington VP for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer, Rickey Hall   A national conversation about hate, racism, and violence perpetrated against members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities has taken place in recent weeks. The conversations were accentuated with the murders of Asian…


February 24, 2021

Brotherhood Initiative Receives Endowment

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  The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) — an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Washington designed to close the graduation and achievement gap for men of color on campus — has found a permanent source of funding thanks to an endowment established by longtime volunteer Olga Yang. Founded in 2016 by College of Education Professor Joe Lott, the…


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 28, 2020

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

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, In a year where we are living through many challenges, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse experiences that contribute to the vibrancy, excellence and resilience of our campus communities. On Sunday, November, 8, we will lift up the experiences of our first-generation students, faculty and staff when…



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