Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice President Minority Affairs/Vice Provost Diversity, University of Washington
*Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange* became vice-president for minority affairs
and vice provost for diversity on July 1, 2007. Prior to this, Sheila
has served as interim vice president and vice provost since May 15,
2006, following the departure of Rusty Barcelo. She has served as
special assistant to the vice president for minority affairs and vice
provost for diversity, and managed the work for the Diversity Council.
From 2001 to 2005, Sheila was the associate director of the Center for
Workforce Development in the College of Engineering. From 1998 to 2001,
she was research assistant to the President's Advisory Committee on Women.
She received a doctorate from the UW in 2006 in educational leadership
and policy studies. She received a master's degree in public
administration from the Evans School in 2000. Her bachelor's degree in
social ecology, received in 1999, is from the University of California,
President Emmert said, "Dr. Lange has been a vital and active proponent
for diversity for many years," said Emmert. "She recognizes that
diversity is a strength for institutions of higher education and that it
is not the province of any one office but everyone's responsibility.
Sheila has the leadership and vision needed for this critical role at
the UW. We're fortunate to have her here."