The Evans School believes that our community should reflect the diverse backgrounds, opinions, experiences, and perspectives evident in the world in which we live. We strive for substantive inclusion and equity and continually work to increase our awareness and understanding of ourselves and the communities we serve. Our active and ongoing engagement with a variety of individuals and communities, both on and off the University of Washington campus, informs and enriches our research, teaching, and learning. We understand that in order to effectively serve the public, we must be exposed to multiple perspectives including physical, cultural, intellectual, and economic diversity. We are committed to further developing our capacity to participate in and facilitate honest discussions about potentially contentious issues.

We act on this commitment through our:

  • Diversity Committee, which brings together students, staff, and faculty to promote diversity and inclusion in curricular and co-curricular activities and in the recruitment of students, faculty, and staff
  • Student Interest Groups focused on diversity and social justice, including Partnership for Community & DiversityOut in Public (LGBTQA), Evans People of Color (EPOC), and Race Action Committee at Evans (R.A.C.E)
  • Active pursuit of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) accreditation standards for
    • Promoting diversity and a climate of inclusiveness through recruitment, admissions practices, and student support services
    • Promoting diversity and a climate of inclusiveness through recruitment and retention of faculty members

Diversity Committee

2016–2017 Diversity Committee Members

  • Kate Crosman, PhD student

  • Carrie Evans, Staff

  • Michelle Gonzalez, Faculty

  • Crystal Hall, Faculty

  • Heather Hill, Faculty (Chair)

  • Joy Turner, First-year MPA student representative

  • Marie Angeles, Staff

  • Barry Wall, Staff

  • Sarah Ward, Second-year MPA student representative

  • Joaquin Herranz (Associate Dean, ex officio)

Diversity Strategic Plan and Related Documents

Diversity Plan

Diversity Strategic Action Plan

Diversity Imperative

Communities in today’s world are diverse social entities that face increasingly complex challenges both locally and globally. Leaders must be adept at responding to the great variety of groups and individuals that they may serve and be able to lead with compassion, vision, analytic rigor, and practicality. We understand that to achieve excellence, the Evans School must continue to make diversity an imperative.

We believe that our community should reflect the diverse backgrounds, opinions, experiences and perspectives evident in the world we live in. We strive for substantive inclusion and equity and continually work to increase our awareness and understanding of ourselves and the communities we serve. Our active and ongoing engagement with a variety of individuals and communities, both on and off the UW campus, informs and enriches our research, teaching, and learning. We understand that in order to effectively serve the public, we must be exposed to multiple perspectives including physical, cultural, intellectual, and economic diversity. We are committed to further developing our capacity to participate in and facilitate honest discussions about potentially contentious issues.

Community Conversation Norms

At the Evans School, we value the richness of our differences and how they can greatly enhance our conversations and learning. As a professional school, we also have a responsibility to communicate with each other—inside and outside of the classroom—in a manner consistent with conduct in today’s increasingly diverse places of work. We hold ourselves individually and collectively responsible for our communication by:

  • Listening carefully and respectfully
  • Sharing and teaching each other generously
  • Clarifying the intent and impact of our comments
  • Giving and receiving feedback in a “relationship-building” manner
  • Working together to expand our knowledge by using high standards for evidence and analysis

Diversity Resources

Below are diversity- and equity-related resources available to students through the Evans School, the University of Washington, and the community. 

Evans School

University of Washington

Community

The Evans School strives for racial, cultural, and other forms of diversity in our student body and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. To request disability accommodations in the application process, contact the Evans School directly at 206.543.4900 or Disability Resources for Students at 206.543.8924, 206.543.8925 (TTY), or uwdrs@uw.edu. 

 

 

Diversity resources for current students