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.

The Diversity Council has developed many important diversity intitiatives at the UW Bothell, including:

  • Diversity lectures and conversations
  • Support for diversity clubs and groups on campus
  • Diversity internship
  • Development of a diversity minor.

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.

2017-18 members 

Chair: Wayne Au,  Interim Dean, Diversity & Equity and Chief Diversity Officer; Professor, School of Educational Studies

Core members

  • Sam Al-Khoury, Director, Student Engagement & Activities; student engagement representative
  • Ed Buendia, Dean and Professor, School of Educational Studies; Council of Academic Deans representative
  • Cynthia Chang, Assistant Professor, School of STEM; faculty representative
  • Ali Darvish, ASUWB Director of Student Advocacy; ASUWB representative; also representing Student Diversity Council
  • Tami Garrard, Access Services Manager, UW Bothell/Cascadia Library, academic services representative
  • Scott Kurashige, Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Academic Affairs representative
  • Miguel Macias, Director, Diversity Center; Student Affairs representative
  • Devi Sandhu, Talent Manager, Organizational Excellence & Human Resources, staff representative
  • Umar Shah, ASUWB Director of Public Relations; ASUWB representative
  • Mira Shimabukuro, Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity & Equity; School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Janelle Silva, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Council of Academic Deans/First Year & Pre-Major Program representative
  • Victoria A Breckwich Vasquez, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; faculty representative 
  • To be named, Council of Academic Deans representative

At-large members

  • Adham Baioumy, Muslim Student Association representative
  • Lauren Lichty, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Committee Against Sexual and Relationship Violence (CASARV) representative
  • Sean La Marr, SVA Vice President; SVA representative
  • Bella Monju, Black Student Union representative
  • Ikram Warsame, African Student Association representative

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