The Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

The PAC is comprised of creative professionals such as art directors, creative directors, copywriters, illustrators, and business executives and owners. This committee helps determine the direction of the curriculum, as well as participating in our annual Portfolio Review Night, a yearly one-on-one critique of graduating students’ portfolios. Our current PAC members are:


Mark Carpenter

Partner / VP of Creative Strategy; SKAR Advertising

Andria Cogley

Graphic Designer / Illustrator; A. Cogley Design

Mike Compton

Executive Vice President; Renze Display

Pat Ervin

President; Fountain Creek DezignWorks

Ginger Falldorf

Graphic Designer; Arbor Day Foundation

Kathleen Fimple

Academic Programs Coordinator; Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Dan Greve

Design Manager, Creative Studio; TD Ameritrade

Jim Guyer

Retired College Administrator

Suzie Hartman

Owner; Flourish Design, LLC

Dan Hatfield

Project Manager, Design Activation; Schawk

Isaac Hinds

President; Lift Studios

Barbara McCuen

Education Research Consultant; Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nate Perry

Senior Art Director; Webster Design Associates

Jimm Wagner

Creative Director; Foundation Supportworks

Gary Withrow

Graphic Designer; NEXADENTAL


The PAC is critical in assuring that our curriculum is producing relevant, knowledgeable designers. Members take a personal interest in the student body, knowing that these students are the next generation of employees for their businesses!

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