Yolette García joined SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development in 2008 as Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach, where she developed strategies for communications and promotion. In 2020, she became Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Communication. She recently retired from her position. Yolette is a veteran public broadcasting journalist and previously served as manager for KERA television and radio, the North Texas public broadcasting stations. She was the co-recipient of a 1994 Emmy for KERA’s national documentary, After Goodbye, an AIDS Story and she served the public broadcasting organization in various capacities for 25 years. She was honored by the Press Club of Dallas in 2017 with the North Texas Legend Award for a distinguished career. She received her B.A. in Art History at Wellesley College in 1977 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from SMU with an M.A. in Art History in 1983.