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


  • Rebecca Aanerud, Acting Dean, Graduate School
  • Chadwick Allen, associate vice provost for faculty advancement & professor, English
  • Wayne Au, Interim Dean of Diversity & Equity and Professor, School of Educational Studies, UW Bothell
  • Filiberto Barajas-López. Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives and Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Tomitha Blake, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic & Student Affairs
  • Glenna Chang, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life
  • Amy Gabriel, Secretary, GPSS
  • Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment
  • Mary Gresch, chief marketing and communications officer
  • Shugla Kakar, Vice President, ASUW Bothell
  • Beth Kalikoff, director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Karen Martinez, Senator, ASUW Tacoma
  • James McShay, Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, UW Tacoma
  • Favour Orji, Director of Diversity Efforts, ASUW Seattle
  • Thaïsa Way, chair, Faculty Senate & professor, College of Built Environments.
  • 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