Advocacy Boards


We have a history of collaboration with industry partners. The 50-plus-year success of the college is due in part to engaged members of the profession who partner with us. Currently, two advocacy boards comprised of committed alumni, outstanding practitioners and representatives from related industries serve the college and one of our schools.


The members of the advocacy boards help establish standards of excellence that assure students are prepared to meet the future demands of the architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture professions. Specifically, the boards

  • Guide and advise on maintenance and development of programs
  • Support the dean and academic directors
  • Influence strategic direction
  • Engage with students
  • Provide financial support in support of the college’s mission
  • Attend major events and advocate for fundraising
  • Serve as ambassadors for the college in the community and industry

Dean’s Advocacy Board | Jason Young, Dean

  • David Epstein, Board Chair, Design Director and Principal Gensler
  • David Bailey, Principal, HASTINGS Architecture 
  • Matthew Boomhower, CEO, Southern Cross Property Consultants 
  • Margaret Butler, Principal, McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects & Interior Designers 
  • Joseph Cole, Pfeffer Torode Architects
  • Rebecca Courtney, Principal, Looney Ricks Kiss 
  • Craig Daniel, Executive Vice President,  Johnson & Galyon Construction 
  • Robin Easter, Principal and Creative Director, Robin Easter Designs 
  • Bob Feathers, President and CEO, Workspace Interiors 
  • Madelyn Hankins, Vice President Sales Support and Services, Steelcase 
  • Kelly Headden, COO, BarberMcMurry Architects 
  • Mike Hillman, National Sales Director, General Shale 
  • Trevor Lee, Partner, Hoefer Welker
  • John Palk, President and CEO, SESCO Lighting
  • Don Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Gresham Smith 
  • Marc Rowland, President, Rowland Architecture
  • Paul Stechmesser, Associate Creative Director, The Coca-Cola Company 
  • Josh Taylor, Architectural Design Manager, Clayton Homes 

Interior Architecture Advocacy Board | Milagros Zingoni Phielipp, Director of School of Interior Architecture

  • Sam Coats, HITT Contracting
  • Christopher Goggin, Gensler
  • Tim Lucas, Gresham, Smith and Partners
  • Ashley Mile, Office Images Inc.
  • Kellie Weeks, Daniels Chandler
  • Aimee Yarbrough, Design Innovations Arch Inc