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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 University Diversity Officer
  • Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs


  • Chadwick Allen, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Professor, English
  • Wendy Barrington, Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing
  • Sheridan Blanford, Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UW Athletics
  • Glenna Chang, Associate Vice President for Student Life
  • Jodene Davis, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Nicole Dierks, Interim Associate Vice President for Brand Marketing Strategy
  • Derek Fulwiler, Chief Strategy Officer, Population Health Initiative
  • Hilary Godwin, Dean, School of Public Health
  • Mary Gresch, Senior Vice President, UW Advancement
  • Lexi Hanson, Olympia Policy Advocate, ASUW Bothell
  • Marian Harris, Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice, UW Tacoma
  • Chris Laws, Chair, Faculty Senate and Teaching Professor, Astronomy
  • Leilani Lewis, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UW Advancement
  • Albert Richardson, Director of Outreach, ASUW Tacoma
  • Meshell Sturgis, VP of Equity and Inclusion, GPSS
  • Caroline Titan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UW Bothell
  • Joy Williamson-Lott, Dean, Graduate School and Professor, College of Education
  • Joyce Yen, Director, UW ADVANCE, College of Engineering


  • Jeanette James, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, OMA&D & Race and Equity Initiative Project Manager
  • Andrea Salazar-Nuñez, Education & Training Manager, OMA&D