Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • Announcing the UW Black Opportunity Fund

    July 7, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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…

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  • Antiracism work is all of our work

    May 29, 2020

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    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…

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  • Happy Birthday Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

    May 28, 2020

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    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…

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  • Honoring the Life of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

    May 11, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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…

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

    May 6, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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

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  • Covid-19 Resources for Current Students

    April 3, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

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  • (Canceled) OMA&D Celebration Gala 

    March 25, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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

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

    February 21, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    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.

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

    February 3, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    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.

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  • The Fierce Urgency of Now

    January 15, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    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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  • Emile Pitre to Receive UW’s 2020 Odegaard Award

    January 6, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Emile Pitre, ‘69, one of the UW’s Black Student Union founders and a longtime staff member in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, will receive the award at the 50th annual Celebration, Wed., May 13, 2020.

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  • Happy New Year from OMA&D!

    January 2, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    The beginning of a new year - and a new decade - often brings time to pause and reflect on the past and anticipate the future. In OMA&D, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on some milestones taking place in our organization.

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