Professional Connections  

Key to the success of any educational program is its interaction with the professional community. The Interior Design Program has an active Advisory Board with representation from the profession, industry, and alumni.  Students benefit from the program's good relationship with the professional community through networking and internship opportunities.

The Advisory Board members provide topical advice and real-world work requirements which often result in curriculum improvements.  They offer students advice on resume and portfolio preparation, and hold mock interviews which strengthens students' skills and confidence.

Current Members of the Advisory Board:

Don Alexander
Merritt Woodwork
Mentor, OH
Gregory Alonso
Gregory Alonso Showrooms
Beachwood, OH
Dennis M. Check, AIA
Hasenstab Architects, Inc.
Akron, OH
Vincent Del Medico
Akron, OH
Alan Garren, ASID
Alan Garren Interior/Exterior Design
Akron, OH
Susan Lobalzo, ASID
Lobalzo Design Associates Ltd.
Akron, OH

Donna Lusk
Interior Designer
Akron, OH

Terri L. Maurer, FASID
Maurer Consulting Group
Akron, OH
Lynn Riemenschneider, ASID, Associate
Braun and Steidl Architects, Inc.
Akron, OH
Julia Schumacher, ASID, IIDA
Schumacher Designs
Akron, OH
Karen Sword
Retired Senior Lecturer
The University of Akron

For more information about the Interior Design Program at The University of Akron use the contact noted below:

Interior Design Program
215 Schrank Hall South
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-6103
Telephone: 330-972-7721