Annual Education Member Meeting
The Breakfast Group's April Monthly Member Meeting will be held Thursday, April 14th, 2016 @ 7:30am
First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
A Dialogue on
The State of The African-American Student Body at The University of Washington
Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo
Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo University of Washington Interim Vice President for Minority Affairs & Vice Provost for Diversity Dr. Gabriel Gallardo was appointed interim vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity at the University of Washington effective Aug. 3, 2015. A strong advocate for student success in higher education, Dr. Gallardo has served in administrative roles with the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) for nearly two decades. He holds a passionate commitment to equity and inclusive excellence in higher education Under his leadership, OMA&D administers programs that broaden college access, support student success and enhance diversity-related teaching and learning. OMA&D also works collaboratively with and serves as a resource for UW schools, colleges and administrative units as they establish, coordinate and assess their contributions to institutional diversity goals.
Prior to his appointment as interim VP, Dr. Gallardo served as OMA&D associate vice president for student services and academic support for eight years. In that role, he provided leadership for both state and federally-funded programs that focus on the retention and graduation of students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds. He was the principal investigator and director of the federally-funded TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which prepares first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students for doctoral degrees. He also served as the principal investigator for the federally-funded College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) which focuses on increasing the number of students from migrant and farm working backgrounds that enroll in higher education and complete baccalaureate degrees. He administered OMA&D’s international initiatives and scholarship programs, and served on OMA&D’s Executive Leadership Team.
Dr. Gallardo was born in Chile and came to the United States at age 11. Together with his family they resettled in the Seattle area. A product of the Seattle Public Schools, Dr. Gallardo attended Kimball Elementary, Mercer Junior High and Cleveland High School in South Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school in the U.S. and attend college. As a 19-year-old sophomore at the UW, Dr. Gallardo met his wife, Veronica, the daughter of migrant farm workers from the Yakima Valley. Together they raised three children, Adrian, Daniel and Stephanie. Dr. Gallardo earned his bachelor’s (1989), master’s (1993) and doctorate (2000) degrees in geography from the UW.