The secret to your success: our people.
As the preeminent textile education enterprise in the world, we are home to an interdisciplinary faculty and staff with a passion to mentor, inspire and support our undergraduate and graduate students — both on-campus and online. Our people are experts in their field and live the unique mission of the College: to provide world-class education, research and service programs in polymer, fiber and textile technology; engineering; chemistry; fashion, textile and apparel design and management.
Our more than 9,000 alumni are our passionate living brand — inventors, entrepreneurs, pioneers and leaders of society, from presidents of Fortune 500 companies like Caterpillar to a Tony Award-winning designer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Our alumni are eager to give back to their local communities, to their alma mater and the world.
At the College of Textiles, you will find a diverse and inclusive community of inquisitive, hardworking, civic-minded students, brimming with potential, each poised to make a difference in their own way. We are here to support them, to guide and inspire them to be the best they can be.Access our college directory
Dean David Hinks
Dean Hinks is an expert in color and dye chemistry; his research focuses on how humans perceive and measure color and the ways in which dyes are designed, made and used. He has been a faculty member of the College of Textiles for two decades, and in that time, he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed and conference papers, secured millions in research support, obtained several patents and mentored dozens of graduate students and postdoctoral research associates.
The College of Textiles administration is dedicated to the support of our students, faculty and alumni, working together to promote research, build community and industry ties and further our mission of providing leadership to and collaboration with the University, state and global communities.