Pamela Luckett-Smith, Ph.D., chief digital engagement officer for Dallas College, was honored at the Dallas Business Journal’s 2023 Women in Technology Awards on May 18.
The award, now in its 10th year, recognizes women who are trailblazers in technology and innovation across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“Being chosen as one of this year’s recipients for Women in Technology is a great privilege and humbling experience,” Luckett-Smith said. “This recognition carries a profound meaning for me both personally and professionally.”
Selected from more than 100 nominations, Luckett-Smith is one of 20 outstanding female technology leaders being awarded this honor and the only honoree representing higher education.
“From a professional standpoint, [this recognition] signifies an acknowledgment and visibility within higher education, and specifically Dallas College, as a partner to proactively engage our team to enhance the digital experience for our students and the dedicated individuals who support them,” Luckett-Smith said.
Sherry Jones, Ed.D., dean of hospitality/marketing, School of Business, Hospitality and Global Trade, nominated Luckett-Smith for the award.
“Dr. Luckett-Smith has been — and continues to be — an important ally as we work together to ensure student success,” Jones said. “Aside from her leadership on many important technology initiatives, she understands the unique community college landscape and the technology issues associated with our stakeholders. She has worked tirelessly to find solutions to issues that are of critical importance to our staff, to our faculty and to our students.”
Luckett-Smith said, “On a personal level, this recognition serves as a continuing catalyst to inspire and empower the next generation of female role models. It provides an avenue for them to pursue and cultivate their careers in the field of technology and digital solutions that ultimately foster their development to be innovative leaders.”
Luckett-Smith will be featured in the Dallas Business Journal.