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November 25, 2021

University of Washington Partners With College Advising Corps

University of Washington Partners With College Advising Corps SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—College Advising Corps (CAC) recently announced its partnership with the University of Washington to help boost the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students enrolling in higher education. “Working together, we can reduce barriers and increase opportunity by empowering Washington’s high school students with…


November 22, 2021

Frank Irigon to Receive UW’s 2022 Odegaard Award

Frank Irigon

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program Board (FEOP) are thrilled to announce Frank Irigon (’76, ’79) as the 2022 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Irigon will be presented with this honor at the 2022 Celebration event on…


November 8, 2021

Welcome Madrienne White as the OMA&D Representative to the University of Washington Foundation Board

Madrienne White (’08, 19) has joined the University of Washington Foundation Board (UWFB) as the representative for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D). She is moving into the position previously held by long term OMA&D advocate and 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient Colleen Fukui-Sketchley. White graduated from UW in 2008 with a…


November 5, 2021

Remembering Dr. Millie Bown Russell

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity learned the sad news that Dr. Millie Bown Russell passed away on November 1, 2021. Born in 1926 and raised in the Seattle central area, Dr. Russell was one of seven children born to Augustus and Edith Bown. Dr. Russell was guided into pursuing an education in the…


November 1, 2021

Celebrating Our First-Generation College Community

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, On November 8, for the fifth year, the University of Washington joins the Council for Opportunity in Education, NASPA’s Center for First-Generation Student Success, the American Association of Colleges & Universities, and higher education institutions across the country in recognizing the National First-Generation College Celebration. This celebration falls on the…


October 27, 2021

Removing Barriers One Opportunity Grant at a Time

University of Washington Black Opportunity Funds reach one million dollars of funding after first year of creation.   In the wake of several tumultuous years, uncertainty about the future for many underrepresented communities, and the all-too-frequent reports of Black men and women dying at the hands of law enforcement – the nation was on edge…


October 26, 2021

OMA&D Welcomes Regent Leonard Forsman

On Monday October 25, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Leonard Forsman to the UW Board of Regents. This historic appointment makes Regent Forsman the first American Indian to serve on the board. Forsman is deeply involved in many areas of UW, including providing decades of support to the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)….


October 15, 2021

OMA&D Hosts the 2021 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

On October 13, 2021, OMA&D hosted the Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Charlotte Coté and her lecture –  “Indigenizing” the University of Washington: Lessons from the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. This event was held at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and had an audience of around 100 people. Below are a few photos…


October 7, 2021

UW Regent Constance Rice Elected as New Board Chair for Seattle Art Museum

Join OMA&D in congratulating UW Regent Constance Rice on her position as the chair of the Seattle Art Museum’s board of trustees. She began her chairwomanship on September 21, 2021. Regent Rice is believed to be the first Black woman to chair a major art museum in the United States. Regent Rice was recently featured…


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…



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