Diversity Council

Who are we?

The Diversity Council was born out of the conversation about the 21st Century Campus Initiative, which defines seven areas that faculty, staff and students wish to bolster as the University of Washington Bothell.

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

  • Cultural events
  • Diversity lectures and conversations
  • Support for diversity clubs and groups on campus
  • academic course work development
  • 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.

Members:

School Faculty Representatives - 1 year renewable appointment

Representatives

Name

Title

Department

Email

School of Business Ceri Nishihara Lecturer, Full‐Time School of Business cerin@uw.edu
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Raissa DeSmet Lecturer, Full‐Time School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences rdesmet@uw.edu
School of Educational Studies Wayne Au Associate Professor School of Educational Studies wayneau@uw.edu
School of STEM Min Chen Associate Professor School of STEM, Computing & Software Systems minchen2@uw.edu
School of Nursing & Health Studies Butch de Castro Associate Professor School of Nursing & Health Studies butchdec@uw.edu

Student Representatives - 1 year renewable appointment

Representatives

Name

Title

Department

Email

ASUWB representative Aretha Basu Director of Student Advocacy Student Affairs asuwbadv@uw.edu
ASUWB representative Dom Juarez ASUWB President Student Affairs asuwbprs@uw.edu
Student Diversity Council representative Alejandra Perez Social Justice Organizer Student Affairs aleperez@uw.edu
Student Diversity Council representative Tiarra Fentress Student Assistant Student Affairs tfentres@uw.edu
Graduate student representative Asaya Plumly First year student, Cultural Studies Program School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences asayap@uw.edu

Campus Representatives - 2 year renewable appointment

Representatives

Name

Title

Department

Email

Communications representative Lisa Hall Director of Media Relations and Communications Advancement & External Relations lhall7@uw.edu
First Year Programs representative Kira Newman Student Success Center Coordinator Student Success Center newmank@uw.edu
Diversity Council Chair Wayne Au Associate Professor School of Educational Studies wayneau@uw.edu
Diversity Director Terryl Ross Director of Diversity Student Affairs tjross@uw.edu
GFO representative Bill Erdly Associate Professor Computing & Software Systems erdlyww@uw.edu
GSO representative Gina Christian Assistant Director of Student Conduct Student Conduct / Student Affairs GLChris@uw.edu
Human Resources representative Devi Sandhu Organizational Excellence & Human Resources Organizational Excellence & Human Resources  dsandhu7@uw.edu
Academic staff representative Tami Garrard Access Services Manager Libraries UW Bothell/Cascadia Library tgarrard@uw.edu
Senior Advisor to the VCAA on Faculty Diversity & Initiatives Scott Kurashige Professor School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences stk4@uw.edu
Student Affairs representative Andrea Ramirez Director of Student Engagement & Activities Student Affairs ramiandr@uw.edu

At‐large Representatives - unspecified appointment

Representatives

Name

Title

Department

Email

2015‐16 member at large recommendation Rosa Lundborg Manager, Veterans Services & Disability Resources for Students Student Affairs rosal@uw.edu

 

Did You Know?

In a survey, 87% of students were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their experience at UW Bothell.