Advisory Board member Sally Clark (MPA ’04) joins the UW as director of regional and community relations office, which works to build collaborative relationships between these groups through information sharing, and looks for new opportunities to match the UW’s academic capital with needs in the region and community. She will lead the UW’s effort to link with surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups, and local government. She will visit the Evans School on May 21 as part of the Leadership Speakers Series.

Abel Pacheco (MPA ’12) has been appointed to assistant director of external affairs for the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. In his new role, he focuses on the strategic alignment and execution of OMA&D’s broad-based engagement efforts (including key events), and annual giving, and works with key volunteer groups and serves on the Academic and Student Affairs Advancement team.