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Industry Advisory Board

The Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) Industry Advisory Board (IAB) consists of global industry and government executives and on-campus meets two times a year (fall, spring).

  • Connect with Students: Interface with industry and government personnel to enhance student and faculty linkages (resources, information, opportunities).
  • Advise Educators: Advise on program direction to strengthen and build program (undergraduate, graduate) offerings. This will include advice on educational programs, identification of education and research opportunities, and support and assistance with business model and funding of the Textile Management Sciences Lab.
  • Enhance Visibility of the FTM Program: Board representation includes global industry leaders throughout the supply chain (fiber ->consumer). Recent formation of additional Industry Advisory Networks, located in key global communities will complement the core board and its role.
  • Visionary Planning: Planning for the program including educational and research experiences, TMSL laboratory, and other opportunities. Review the annual Department Strategic Plan, giving advice to the Department Head. Involved are sub-committees: Vision Membership, Textile Management Science Lab and Marketing.