Race & Equity Initiative


The Race & Equity Initiative risks failure if it is not held accountable to its call for collective, accelerated action. Accountability begins with transparency.  As the Initiative moves forward, dashboards, assessments and related tools will be posted throughout this site

Documents and Reports

Steering Committee


  • Rickey Hall, vice president for minority affairs and chief diversity officer, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
  • Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs


  • Chadwick Allen, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Professor, English
  • Wayne Au, Interim Dean of Diversity & Equity, Campus Diversity Officer and Professor, School of
    Educational Studies, UW Bothell
  • Filiberto Barajas-López, Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives and Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Wendy Barrington, Associate Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health, School of Nursing
  • Tomitha Blake, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic & Student Affairs
  • Glenna Chang, Associate Vice President for Student Life
  • Jodene Davis, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment
  • Mary Gresch, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Joe Janes, Associate Professor, Information School
  • Beth Kalikoff, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • James McShay, Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, UW Tacoma
  • Joy Williamson-Lott, Dean, Graduate School & Professor, College of Education
  • Joyce Yen, Director, UW ADVANCE, College of Engineering


  • Jeanette James, manager, Strategic Initiatives & Projects/ R&EI project manage
  • Leilani Lewis, associate director, Diversity Communications & Outreach

*For questions or feedback contact equity@uw.edu