A celebration of the life of Samuel E. Kelly, the founder and first Vice President of the Office of Minority Affairs at the University of Washington, was held on Monday, July 27, in 130 Kane Hall.
Dr. Kelly passed away the morning of July 6 due to congestive heart failure.
When Dr. Kelly was hired as a university vice president by President Charles Odegaard in 1970, he became the first African American senior administrator at the UW. He held the position of vice president for nearly a decade.
His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Samuel E. Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Further details will be available soon on the Diversity web page, http://www.washington.edu/diversity/