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Fall 2015

Q&A with the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost

Gabriel Gallardo

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo was appointed as the interim leader of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity following Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange’s departure this summer. Get to know a little more about him and his priorities for the coming academic year.


On Campus

Dr. Sheila Edwards LangeThank You, Dr. Sheila
In August, OMA&D bid farewell to its longtime leader, Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, who after a nine-tenure as vice president and vice provost moved on to serve as interim president at Seattle Central College. More... 
Ana Mari CauceCan We Talk? Race & Equity at the UW
The fall issue of Viewpoint Magazine spotlights some of the people and programs at the forefront of the UW’s efforts to address race and equity.  More...
Husky Football Viewing PartyJoin OMA&D for a Husky Football Viewing Party!
Our private room at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle will feature complimentary food, cash bar and the UW vs. USC nationally-televised road game on the big screen, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. More...

Patricia LoeraChadwick AllenSenior Leaders Join OMA&D
Chadwick Allen, associate vice provost for faculty advancement, and Patricia Loera, associate vice president for college access, are recent additions to our leadership team. More on Allen and Loera.

Mia TuanWelcome New Faculty Members
Meet the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are new to the UW. More...

Celebrating Diversity

Making College the Expectation, Not the Exception 
The staff at small, remote Wahkiakum High School in southwest Washington is transforming its college-going culture and sharing its best practices thanks to the GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative. More...
Summer Honors for UW Faculty
Visiting professor of ethnic studies Juan Felipe Herrera was the first Latino to be named U.S. Poet Laureate, while sociology professors Robert Crutchfield and Alexes Harris were appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. More on Herrera and Crutchfield, Harris.
No Longer Invisible Celebrates AAPI Voices
For the second straight year, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, staff, faculty and alumni shared their personal stories of identity in this special project. More...  

Alumni Spotlight

Kim HunterHow to Be Boundless: Alums Share Advice
Kim Hunter’s, ’82, multicultural integrated marketing communications firm recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Read how he, along with Denise Stiffarm, ’96, and Shaun Spearmon, ’11, continue to be boundless in their careers. More...
Fukui Sketchley Fukui-Sketchley to be Inducted Into Alumni Hall of Fame
Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, last year’s Odegaard Award recipient and diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, will be honored by the UW Department of Communication in a special ceremony, Oct.1. More...
Ross BraineBraine Named Distinguished Staff Award Recipient
Ross Braine, ’09, ’15, director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and OMA&D’s tribal liaison, was honored at the UW’s 45th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony, June 11. More...

Student Spotlight

Blogging from Down Under
Junior Lara Millman documented her recent experience with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying aeronautics and astronautics in Brisbane, Australia. More...
Creating a Merck Scholar Legacy
Since 2010, five UW students have received UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships including senior Taylor Boyd and 2015 graduates Dirir Abdullahi and Sarra Tekola. More...
Welcome Daze featured image Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to the UW 
A resource fair, welcome program, lunch and prizes helped incoming freshmen and transfer students get acquainted with OMA&D and campus resources. More...

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  • According to national rankings of four-year state “flagship” universities, the UW ranks fifth in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students, third in master’s degrees and sixth in doctorate degrees.
  • The UW is among the 2015 Campus Pride Top-25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities list.
  • OMA&D’s Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center now features a Leadership Without Borders Room designed to give undocumented students a defined space on campus that offers support services and resources.

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