Bagley College of Engineering earns national diversity honor

July 29, 2019

Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering is one of the inaugural honorees of the American Society of Engineering Education’s new diversity recognition program.

Established this year by the ASEE and its Engineering Deans Council, the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program celebrates American universities and colleges who have made a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“The Bagley College of Engineering has a strong legacy of graduating a large number of students from diverse backgrounds,” said Jason Keith, dean of the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State. “This recognition by the ASEE is the result of recruiting activities from our outreach office, mentoring by our faculty and diversity office, and of course the hard work and dedication of our students.”

Mississippi State is the only school from Mississippi among the 74 colleges and universities listed and is one of just eight Southeastern Conference institutions to be recognized. All 74 schools were awarded Bronze Status, which is the first step before they earn Silver or Gold Status. The complete list of honorees can be found here.

According to the ASEE, the program was “created to publicly recognize those engineering and engineering technology colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing the diversity, inclusion, and degree attainment outcomes of their programs.”

To learn more about the program, visit https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/.

The Bagley College of Engineering is online at www.bagley.msstate.edu and can be found on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube at @msuengineering.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

By: Philip Allison