Department of Marketing & Fashion Marketing
Statement of Purpose and Advisory Committee Information

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Marketing and Fashion Marketing department is to provide premier courses and degree plans that give students the practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge needed to be successful in the field of marketing. Our curriculum provides students with first-rate professional and workforce programs that result in employment in the public and private sectors. It is based on identified competencies, has a capstone experience, and strives to be socially responsible as well as addressing employer needs. We are committed to:

  • Providing students in the marketing degree plans the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their marketing abilities that will enable them to seek employment in a marketing or fashion position.
  • Providing students in the transfer degree plan the knowledge and skills necessary for transfer and success at a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  • Providing students in the workforce areas the knowledge and skills necessary for job enhancement.
  • Providing employers in our community a trained, technically competent, and diverse workforce.
  • Providing all students advising from a qualified, dedicated, and accessible faculty.

Our overall departmental mission is threefold: 1) to prepare students for entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding Marketing and Fashion industry, 2) to enable students to improve their job skills to promote career advancement and development 3) provide undergraduate courses to individuals who wish to transfer to complete a four year degree.

The department hires highly qualified professionals within our field of study and provides them the support they need. The department has relevant, up-to-date course materials and keeps text books current.  Course content complies with federal and state laws and regulations and local industry standards and includes recommendations from the Advisory Committee. SCANS competencies along with Master Syllabi are posted on the departmental website.

The Marketing and Fashion Marketing Advisory Board is composed of recognized leaders in the field in ACC's service area. Members convene regularly to offer their combined expertise to influence the curriculum structure and instructional methods of the program.

Marketing & Fashion Marketing Advisory Board Members

  • Midkiff, Ina
    Title: Professor of Marketing
    Department Chair Marketing, Financial Management, and Real Estate

    Company: Austin Community College 
    Cypress Creek Campus
    1555 Cypress Creek Road
    Cedar Park, Texas 78613

  • Evans, Gloria
    Title: Adjunct Faculty
    Company: ACC
    11928 Stonehollow Dr.
    Austin, TX 78758

  • Sarantakes, Nick
    Title: Professor
    Company: ACC
    1212 Rio Grande
    Austin, TX 78701

  • Harmatuk, Margot
    Title: VP
    Company: Capital One

  • Price, Steve
    Title: Retired Marketing Consultant, Adjunct Faculty
    Chair of Marketing Advisory Board

    Company: ACC
  • Pfluger, Deborah
    Title: President
    Company: AHA Communications
    209 East Riverside Drive
    Austin, TX 78704

  • McCann, Tina
    Title: DECA Advisor
    Company: Lake Travis High School
    3324 RR 620 South
    Austin, TX 78738

  • Tapley, Matthew
    Title: Adjunct Instructor
    Company: Former Marketing Student