Apparel Design College of Design

Apparel Design Advisory Council

The Apparel Design Advisory Council is composed of professionals representing various areas of the clothing industry, apparel design program faculty and selected College of Design administrators. The council serves as a sounding board for decisions the program must make, helps us challenge assumptions about the profession, and increase our awareness of changing technology, trends and practices that will influence our students' readiness for their profession. The council provides an opportunity to build relationships, develop resources and strengthen our identity within the profession.




External Members

  • Sonya Berlovitz, Co-chair, Costume designer
  • Lynda Buscis, Christopher and Banks
  • Silvia Guttmann
  • Katerina Helebrantova
  • Kristy Janigo, Maurices, Duluth
  • Maureen Kostial
  • Tara LaTour, Tara Latour Co.
  • Debbie Simmons, Kelle Company
  • Laura Smith, JWHulme Company
  • Karen Swanson, Target
  • Joy Teiken, Joynoelle
  • Linden Wicklund, IFAI


Apparel Design Program Faculty

  • Elizabeth (Missy) Bye
  • Marilyn DeLong, Faculty Chair of Advisory Council
  • Lucy Dunne, Program Director
  • Linsey Griffin
  • Brad Holschuh
  • Lindsey Strange


Other DHA and CDes Administrators

  • Carol Strohecker, Dean of the College of Design
  • Sauman (Sue) Chu,  Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Steve Yang, Assistant Dean, Student Services
  • Adam Buhr, Development Officer, College of Design
  • Kathy Guiney, Executive Secretary, DHA
  • Elizabeth Bye, Department Head, DHA

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
12 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
107 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
P: 612-624-1717 | E:

General Information
P: 612-626-9068 | E:

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