University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce and Interim Provost Jerry Baldasty have appointed Gabriel Gallardo as interim vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, was effective Aug. 3. Gallardo succeeds Sheila Edwards Lange who accepted the position of interim president at Seattle Central College. A strong advocate for student success […]
Colleen Fukui-Sketchly awarded
Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (B.A., 1994) is the Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director for Nordstrom, a company she has served for more than 20 years. Committed to giving back to her alma mater, she became the youngest person to be appointed President of the UW’s Alumni Association in 2011 and has been an incredible supporter of the […]
Student scholars honored at 45th annual EOP celebration — Supporting minority students
Several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Odegaard Award Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Due to the support of sponsors, donors, […]
Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest. She […]
BLOG: A dynamic duo
By Assunta Ng It’s not easy to foster diversity at the University of Washington (UW) since it’s such a big school with
Wise words on preserving diversity
“The diversity of our nation is our greatest strength. Preserving diversity is crucial to the future of our community. By honoring our past, providing equal opportunities and social justice for all, and by celebrating different cultures and backgrounds, we can ensure that our society builds an environment that accepts, welcomes, and preserves diverse backgrounds and […]
UW President will address recruiter position controversy
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.
UW talent showcase brings Pacific Island communities together
By Margery Cercado UW News Lab “We all have diverse voices, and we ourselves are diverse.” Those were the welcoming words from Taylor Ahana-Jamile, director of the Pacific Island Student Commission at the University of Washington (UW).
UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students
The University of Washington’s 2013 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honored 16 students in late May, three of which are Asian and Pacific Americans.
UW instates diversity graduation requirement
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24.