Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


April 30, 2019

OMA&D receives $3.6 million gift commitment from Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla to support underrepresented students

Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla

The UW today announced a $3.6 million gift commitment awarded over 12 years to OMA&D that will fund full scholarship packages for approximately 30 underrepresented undergraduate students based on financial need.

April 22, 2019

UW Community Gathers for 15th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

2019 Kelly Lecture

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gathered on Fri., April 12, to attend OMA&D’s 15th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by UW Professor Stephanie A. Fryberg in Kane Hall.

April 1, 2019

OMA&D receives new $4 million grant to support students in STEM fields

LSAMP_Lab Session_Australia

The new Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Pacific Northwest will expand the efforts of the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP) grant first awarded in 2009.

March 18, 2019

Roslyn Kagy Named Director for GEAR UP Achievers Program

Roslyn Kagy

Roslyn Kagy has joined OMA&D as director of the new GEAR UP Achievers program serving middle and high school students in the South King County school districts of Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila.

February 26, 2019

Professor Stephanie A. Fryberg to Present 15th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Stephanie A. Fryberg, William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor of American Indian studies and psychology, will present OMA&D’s Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Fri., April 12.

February 21, 2019

Community Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate Class of 2019

OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center are joining campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2019 by hosting the annual community graduation ceremonies, May 31 – June 14, 2019.

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.

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