Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


February 19, 2019

Past and Present FEOP Board Members Gather for Reunion

As part of continuing engagement opportunities with OMA&D, past and present members of the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) board gathered for a reunion at the UW Club on Thurs., Jan. 31.

January 31, 2019

Dr. Gregory King Named Executive Director for Washington MESA

Dr. Gregory King, ’12, has been named the new executive director for Washington MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement), effective Feb. 1.

January 22, 2019

Professor Emeritus Marvin Oliver to Receive UW’s 2019 Odegaard Award

Marvin Oliver, ’73, professor emeritus in the University of Washington Department of American Indian Studies and renowned contemporary sculptor and printmaker, is the 2019 recipient of the UW’s Charles E. Odegaard Award.

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year from OMA&D

Rickey Hall Featured Image

As we begin this new year, I am reflecting on what I am most thankful for – family, friends and working with a talented team of OMA&D staff members, dedicated colleagues across our UW campuses, inspired leadership, engaged alumni and amazing students.

December 18, 2018

New Endowment to Support Underrepresented Students

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $500,000 to UW OMA&D Instructional Center.

November 15, 2018

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumna and Founding BSU Member Verlaine Keith-Miller

Verlaine Keith-Miller, one of the founding members of the UW Black Student Union (BSU) whose activism in 1968 led to the establishment of the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), passed away on Oct. 18.

November 13, 2018

2018 National First-Generation College Celebration Photo Booth

2018 OMA&D National First-Gen Day Photo Booth

Check out some of the photos from OMA&D’s First-Gen Photo Booth hosted on Nov. 8, to recognize the second annual National First-Generation College Celebration.

November 7, 2018

Sara Little Turnbull Foundation Awards $200,000 to Benefit EOP Design Students

The gift will be used to establish the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Design, providing financial assistance to undergraduate students who are affiliated with OMA&D’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

November 2, 2018

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

2018 I am First Gen Button

UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma will join the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success and universities across the country to participate in the second annual celebration.

November 1, 2018

Alumni & Friends Gather for Annual Husky Football Viewing Party

2018 Football Viewing Party

Alumni and friends came together to cheer on the UW football team versus California during OMA&D’s annual viewing party at the Touchdown Terrace inside Husky Football Stadium, Oct. 27.

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