Diversity Council

About the Diversity Council

The Diversity Council was born out of the conversation about the 21st Century Campus Initiative, which defines strategic imperatives for the University of Washington Bothell.

Our vision

The Diversity Council is an advisory body established to coordinate and guide ongoing progress in fulfilling the commitment to diversity outlined in the mission statement and identified as a priority through UW Bothell's strategic planning processes. The Diversity Council will advise the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors and make recommendations to inform the work of appropriate decision-making bodies. The Diversity Council will collaborate with the Cabinet, Academic Council, and GFO Executive Council on a regular basis and meet with the Chancellor annually.


2020-2021 members 

  • Wayne Au, Acting Dean of Diversity & Equity (Chair)
  • Machelle Allman, Director, Center for International Education
  • Sam Al-Khoury, Director, Student Engagement & Activities
  • Diana Betancourt Macias, Undocumented Focused Program Manager, Student Diversity Center
  • Dan Bustillos, Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Nursing and Health Studies Diversity Committee
  • John Eklof, Executive Director of Equity & Inclusion, Cascadia College (ex-officio)
  • Alejandro Francetich, Assistant Proessor and Co-Chair, School of Business Diversity Committee
  • Rosa Liu, Manager, Veterans Services & Disability Resources for Students 
  • Marco Lizarraga, ASUWB Director of Campus Partnerships 
  • Milagros Loreto, Assistant Professor and Co-Chair, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Diversity Committee
  • Miguel Macias, Director, Student Diversity Center
  • Muriel Montenegro, Assistant Director, Admissions 
  • Marina Silcheva, Talent Acquisition Partner, OE&HR (ex-officio) 
  • Janelle Silva, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity & Equity, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 
  • Elizabeth Wilmerding, Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program Manager 
  • Erick Yanzon, Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity & Equity (secretary) 

Read the year-end report of the 2016-17 Diversity Council