Inclusive Excellence

Welcome to SMU Lyle’s global community of learning, where we actively foster inclusivity and remove barriers to level the playing field in engineering and computer science.


Our Plan


Faculty & Staff

Bias Education

Inclusion Leadership

You belong.

We respect our differences and promote an inclusive learning and work environment where all are heard and valued. At SMU Lyle, innovative teaching and research are cultivated in a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff from various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and experiential backgrounds. 


Diverse students on campus

Inclusion is our essential ingredient

At SMU Lyle, we celebrate our diversity and cultivate an environment where varying perspectives are welcomed.

We believe inclusion is an essential component of academic excellence. Bringing together diversity of thought in an inclusive atmosphere builds social cohesion, promotes well-being, and enriches the learning environment, advancing creativity, critical thinking, and innovation.


Graphic of ASEE Diversity Recognition Program Bronze award 2021, 2023

Lyle School of Engineering recognized with ASEE Bronze award for diversity and inclusion

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program recognizes engineering colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing the diversity, inclusion, and degree attainment outcomes of their programs. The bronze level recognition is the highest level ASEE currently has for this honor.
Kathy Hubbard headshot

Kathy Hubbard, Assistant Dean, Student Success and Inclusive Excellence

Kathy Hubbard is the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Inclusive Excellence at SMU Lyle School of Engineering. She is responsible for the school’s strategic plan to increase the number of minoritized student enrollment and graduation and attract and retain diverse faculty and staff as well as ensure that the school’s polices and practices align with inclusive values. Kathy sits on several university-wide committees. She is the advisor for SMU Lyle National Society of Black of Engineers and a consultant to the Society of Hispanic Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers student organizations.