SRetail Merchandising College of Design

Advisory Board

The Retail Merchandising Advisory Board is composed of professional representing various areas of the retail merchandising  industry, retail merchandising programs faculty and selected College of Design administrators.  The board 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 professional service.  The board provides an opportunity to build relationships, develop resources and strengthen our identity within the professional world.

 

External Members

Jessi Atkinson, Select Comfort

Jason Dworshak, Creative Apparel Concepts

Elissa Erickson, Metro Transit

Cari Gelle, Deluxe Corp

Nancy Gross, Minnesota Textile Center

Jill Hamburger, Vida Gaming, Inc.

Leah Hanke, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Heather Harnisch, Target Corp

Peggy Lord, president, formerly with Target and Christopher Banks

Claire Miller, Coolibar

Amanda Morell, Urban Outfitters

Cheryl Olson, Bluestem Brands Inc.

Sandy Praus, Polaris

Kim Schiek, Buckle

Mel Smith, Kohl's Department Stores

Jaye Thompson, Teaching Specialist, U of MN

Andrew Ward, Merchology

Christopher Woodbury, Best Buy

 

Retail Merchandising Program Faculty

Hyunjoo Im

Kim Johnson

Hye-Young Kim

Juanjuan Wu

Jennifer Yurchisin

 

Retail Merchandising Student Leadership Board

Rachel Duerksen

Hau-Yan Lam

Brittany Nowak

Amanda Phillips

Megan Quist

Brenna Schlauderaff, president

Cathryn Wunrow


Other DHA/CDes Members

Becky Yust, CDes Interim Dean

Marilyn DeLong, CDes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Kate Maple, CDes Assistant Dean for Student Services

Lori Mollberg, CDes Director of Alumni Relations and Continuing Education

Zach Curtix, CDES Associate Development Officer

Wanda Loerch, Undergraduate Program Advisor

Elizabeth (Missy) Bye, DHA Department Head

Kathy Guiney, DHA Executive Secretary

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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