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Interior design faculty elected to organization leadership roles

Monday, April 25, 2016

K-State’s interior design program continues to provide outstanding leaders to professional boards with the recent election of three interior design faculty members.

Michael DudekMichael Dudek, associate professor in interior design, is serving on the board of directors for the Council of Interior Design Qualification. The CIDQ develops, administers and manages the certification examination for interior designers. Dudek’s areas of specialization are professional standards, lighting for interiors and the design process. The CIDQ is a non-profit organization that exists to protect public health, safety and welfare .

Bryan Orthel, assistant professor in interior design, was elected to the position of member-at-large within the Interior Design Educators Council Foundation, Inc. Barbara Anderson, department head of apparel, textiles, and interior design, former treasurer for the IDEC Foundation, was elected to serve as Vice President for Fundraising on the board of directors. The IDEC Foundation supports education, research, leadership development and engagement/outreach for the interior design profession. Orthel specializes in historic preservation and design thinking, and Anderson not only leads the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design, but also specializes in sustainability, historic preservation, and architecture and design history.

John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology remarked “The professional leadership demonstrated by the interior design faculty at Kansas State University is a hallmark of the quality of engagement and professionalism that they encourage in their students and graduates.”

This article was posted on Monday, April 25, 2016, and is filed under College News, Interior Design and Fashion Studies.