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April 5, 2017

Ankerson Inducted as Interior Design Educators Council Fellow


The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Dean Katherine S. Ankerson was inducted as a fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) at this year’s 2017 annual conference.

Ankerson is a well-known and highly respected member and advocate in the interior design education community. She joins a peerage of over 40 IDEC fellows which have been nominated by the membership and approved by the IDEC Board of Directors. The fellowship was founded in 1977 to recognize outstanding contributions to IDEC.

Ankerson’s contributions to IDEC over the last 15 years have included 13 leadership positions, most notably as 2015 national president, director at large, teaching academy administrator, Record editor and foundation board member to name a few. Ankerson has been at the forefront of several interior design leadership initiatives serving the education community. She currently holds the following prestigious professional positions: board of director member for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and board of director member for the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. She also is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). Ankerson is also a licensed architect in Washington and Nebraska and holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate.

IDEC is the leading association and authority on interior design education. IDEC’s more than 700 members are committed to the advancement of responsible design thinking through education, scholarship and service. 

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