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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design to become Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies in 2020

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design in the College of Health and Human Sciences will become the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies on Jan. 1, 2020.

The name change was approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers at the Nov. 20 Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

Following suit of the college, which changed its name six months ago, the department name change was proposed by faculty to provide a better understanding of the program offerings for future and current students and their parents. Adding the word "fashion" will also allow K-State to become more competitive with similar programs in the country that offer the same type of degrees.

"We are excited about this change because the new name not only appropriately describes the department, it also better reflects contemporary terminology related to the academic disciplines contained within the unit," said John Buckwalter, Betty L. Tointon dean.

The change in department name will not affect any students who are currently enrolled in either the apparel and textiles or interior design programs.

For those with questions on the new name or on the programs offered in the department, please email atidinfo@k-state.edu.

This article was posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019, and is filed under College News, Interior Design and Fashion Studies.