CIDA Board elects officers, appoints new directors

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors elected Heather Robertson Corrigan, FIDC, as the 2014 Board Chair. Corrigan is Principal of Robertson MacLean Design Limited in Nova Scotia. Dr. Pamela K. Evans, FIDEC, IIDA, Director of Interior Design at Kent State University, was elected Secretary Treasurer and appointed to a second term on the Board as accredited program representative.

Two new Director appointments were made to the nine-member Board. Sari Graven, FASID, was appointed as liaison to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Sari is Director of Design and Planning in Facilities Management at Seattle University. She is an active member, past president, and fellow of ASID, and is a strong advocate for quality design education. Jan Johnson, FIIDA, was also appointed as the industry representative on the CIDA Board. Jan is Vice President of Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel and is a highly-respected workplace strategist and veteran of the design industry. “I am honored to be a part of an organization that is committed to the most important work of design education; not to mention working with some of the best minds in our industry,” states Johnson. Director terms began January 1, 2014.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs. There are 180 CIDA-accredited programs in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar. For more information about the Board of Directors, click here.

For additional information:          Holly Mattson, Executive Director
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