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Mary E. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives
Tel: 608/890-3349

Desiree D. Alva
Assistant Director for Undergraduate and Retention Programs
Tel: 608/265-9042

Brian Núñez
Assistant Director for Outreach and Pre-College Programs
Tel: 608/263-5367

Cesar Martinez
DAO Program Coordinator
Tel: 608/890-1403

Diversity Affairs Office
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 1147 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608/890-1403


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About the Diversity Affairs Office

The Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) is committed to supporting and expanding the College of Engineering's efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate more underrepresented students of color and women.


The DAO, working in partnerships with many departments and offices campus-wide, is committed to developing and implementing programs that assist underrepresented students of color and women reach their academic, career, and personal goals. The DAO also provides a variety of programs and services that are designed to enhance the cultural, educational, and personal development of all students within the College of Engineering.

You can view our Monthly Newsletter by clicking here.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming DAO sponsored Events

Women Engineering Connections

Friday, April 4th

2-4pm Engineering Hall Lobby

DAO @ Brewers game outing

Friday, April 25th, Leaving UW at 4pm

Spots on the bus are full.

Women Engineering Connections

Saturday, April 19th

9am-4pm (Off Campus)

L.E.E.D. Graduation Reception

Friday, May 2nd

3-4:30pm Union South Varsity Hall

College of Engineering Graduation

Saturday, May 17th

12pm (Camp Randall) & 3pm (Kohl Center)


Campus Calendars

Academic Calendar & Interfaith Calendar of Religious Holidays - For information on academic dates and/or religious holidays

Help Support the Diversity Affairs Office

Please consider donating to our designated DAO Scholarship Fund. When you donate you are supporting the College of Engineering's efforts in recruiting, retaining, and successfully graduating underrepresented students in engineering.