UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Summer 2016

From the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! The end of the academic year marks a special time when we recognize the accomplishments of our graduating students. And as I conclude my tenure as interim VP, it also marks a great time to reflect upon our accomplishments as an organization. More...

On Campus

President Cauce eNewsHall Named New VP of OMA&D
Rickey L. Hall, formerly the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will join the UW as the new vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in August. More...
Race Equity ENews UpdatesRace & Equity Initiative Update
Activities and trainings have taken place throughout the spring, including a series of anti-bias workshops attended by over 400 faculty and staff. Learn more about these workshops and browse uw.edu/raceequity for additional updates on the initiative.  More...
Tribal Summit for Spring eNewsTribal Leaders Convene at UW for Summit
Tribal leaders from across the region gathered at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House to engage in dialogue with UW leadership around topics of water quality, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. More... 
Sam Kelly Lecture at Intellectual House for eNewsKelly Lecture Draws Large Crowd on Parent & Family Weekend
A crowd of over 150 filled wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House to hear UW research associate professor Dr. Janice Sabin examine issues of hidden bias in health care. More...

Emmett Oliver for Spring eNewsIn Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the passing of Emmett Oliver, a citizen of Quinault Nation and former director of what was the Department of American Indian Studies in the early 1970’s.  More...

Celebrating Diversity

Celebration for eNewsJudge Jones, Student Scholars Honored at Celebration 
Around 500 community members, sponsors, donors, friends, faculty, staff and administrators gathered to raise money for student scholarships and celebrate diversity at the UW. More...
Joe Lott founded Brotherhood Initiative (for Spring eNews)New Program Aims to Create Brotherhood for Male Students of Color
A partnership between OMA&D, College of Education, Student Life and Undergraduate Academic Affairs is aiming to improve college access and success for young men of color at the UW. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Fonseca for eNewsFonseca Named UW Distinguished Staff Award Recipient
As associate director for the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Magdalena Fonseca, ’98, ’11, has been instrumental in leading OMA&D’s efforts to serve and support undocumented students. More...
Viewpoint Cover Spring eNewsThen & Now
In the latest issue of Viewpoint Magazine featuring special guest editor Bryan Monroe, ’87, alumni share their stories and advice with current students. More...
Husky Viewing PartyDr. Tracy Hilliard: A Youthful Champion of Diversity
A longtime board member with the UW Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership, Hilliard, ’00, ’03, ’10, was recently featured in the Seattle Medium. More...

Student Spotlight

Husky 100 Solana Rollolazo (for Spring eNews)Meet the Husky 100
Several students affiliated with OMA&D programs are among the inaugural recipients of the Husky 100 award which recognizes undergrad and graduate students who are making the most of their Husky Experience. More...
McNair Scholar Martinez Gomez (for Spring eNews)13 McNair Scholars from Class of 2016 Headed to Grad School 
UW. Columbia. Harvard. Princeton. Berkeley. The Class of 2016 features 13 scholars from OMA&D’s McNair Program that will be moving on to participate in graduate programs at these – as well as several other - outstanding institutions. More...
Jacob Chin in MyEcc (for Spring eNews)#MyECC Student Spotlights
Over the last year, the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center has put together a student-produced video series that spotlights the stories of Huskies who are leaders in the ECC community. More...

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Pride Points

  • Over 10,000 individuals have attended over 170 campus and community events at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House in just its first year on the UW Seattle campus. Learn more about other first-anniversary milestones for this longhouse-style facility.
  • This year’s Celebration scholarship recipients have an average grade point average of 3.53.
  • The six-year graduation rate for underrepresented minority students at UW Seattle is 74.4 percent, while the national six-year graduation rate for URM students is 45.9 percent.

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