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, four advocacy boards comprised of committed alumni, outstanding practitioners and representatives from related industries serve the college and three 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, Chair, Gensler 
  • David Bailey, HASTINGS Architecture 
  • Matthew Boomhower, Southern Cross Property Consultants 
  • Margaret Butler, McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects & Interior Designers 
  • Joseph Cole, Design With Culture 
  • Rebecca Courtney, Looney Ricks Kiss 
  • Craig Daniel, Johnson & Galyon Construction 
  • Robin Easter, Robin Easter Designs 
  • Bob Feathers, Workspace Interiors 
  • Madelyn Hankins, Steelcase 
  • Kelly Headden, BarberMcMurry Architects 
  • Mike Hillman, General Shale 
  • Trevor Lee, HDR Inc. 
  • Don Reynolds, Gresham Smith 
  • Marc Rowland, Rowland Architecture 
  • Victoria Sanville, LG Electronics 
  • Paul Stechmesser, The Coca-Cola Company 
  • Josh Taylor, Clayton Homes 


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

  • Molly Alspaugh, ESa
  • Sam Coats, HITT Contracting
  • Tim Lucas, Gresham, Smith and Partners