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. Check this site often for working documents and meeting notes generated through the work of the Race & Equity Steering Committee. As the Initiative moves forward, dashboards, assessments and related tools will be posted online.

Documents and Reports

Steering Committee

Note: The administrator and faculty members’ names link directly to their email addresses.


  • 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
  • Arwa Dubad, ASUW president, UW Tacoma
  • David L. Eaton, vice provost & dean, Graduate School
  • Mary Gresch, chief marketing and communications officer
  • Gonzalo Guzmán, doctoral candidate, College of Education
  • Mentha Hynes-Wilson, vice chancellor for Student & Enrollment Services, UW Tacoma
  • Edward Jones, student-athlete development coordinator, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Beth Kalikoff, director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, GPSS president, UW Seattle
  • Marisa Nickle, senior director of strategy and academic initiatives, Office of the Provost
  • Paul Rucker, associate vice president for Alumni Relations
  • Osman Salahuddin, ASUW president, UW Seattle
  • Denzil Suite, vice president for Student Life
  • Thaïsa Way, chair, Faculty Senate & professor, College of Built Environments.
  • Brenda Williams, chair, Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs & associate dean, School of Law
  • Joyce Yen, director, UW Advance, College of Engineering


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

*For questions or feedback contact equity@uw.edu