Building a Culture of Diversity

It’s no secret that diversity brings strength. It provides new perspectives and approaches, enriches the learning environment, and allows all students to see themselves at the front of the classroom. In turn, more students feel invited and supported to explore — and succeed in — engineering.

That’s why the University of Dayton School of Engineering has been acting boldly to diversify — one new hire at a time. Since 2014, two-thirds of our new faculty hires in the University of Dayton School of Engineering have been women or persons of color.

Here, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion; we do something about it.

Faculty Comparison By Gender

Faculty Comparison By Ethnicity

Engineering Outreach

Creating a culture of diversity is about more than our hiring decisions, though. Our Diversity in Engineering Center energetically creates hands-on outreach programs — from half day events to weeklong summer camps — for female and minority students in middle school and high school who show an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

Eddy Rojas
Dean of the School of Engineering