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Regent Rogelio Riojas

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient


Rogelio Riojas is the founder, president, and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers and a recently minted UW Regent. Since 1978, Sea Mar has provided high quality and comprehensive healthcare and housing assistance to underserved communities across Washington State helping more than 240,000 people a year. It also sponsors a Latino/a educational achievement project, a scholarship program for children of migrant farmworkers, an employment training program, and a summer internship program for students to reach their potential and realize their career goals. At UW, Mr. Riojas majored in political science and economics and then obtained a masters in health administration. He was selected for the Distinguished Alumni award to recognize his enduring commitment to improving the lives of others.