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Fashion Design and Merchandising




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Professor Kyla Benson, Department Chair 

 
 
 

Family & Consumer Studies/Fashion Design Merchandising/Nutrition & Foods-Culinary Arts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Faculty Members: 

 
 
 

 

Kyla Benson: Department Chair of Family & Consumer Studies. Kyla comes from a tenure of apparel industry experience. She designed for large action sport industry coorporate companies as well as smaller apparel businesses. She has also launched two successful apparel lines. For her full resume, click here​.

 
Chantel Bryant: Designer at Billabong with product development experience from Hurley.  Chantel has also designed for Quicksilver and Sanctuary Clothing.  She currently teaches fashion illustration. 
 
 
 
 
Rachael Libolt: Stylist and Personal Shopper, Rachel has owned her own wardrobe consulting business since 1986.  She currently teaches "Buying and Merchandising", where students shop the wholesale market to provide clothing to be sold at the on campus retail store. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Terri Nista: With a background in Theatre Costume Design, Terri teaches Fashion Draping.  Terri earned a BFA in Theatre Costume Design from Weber State University and a MFA in Theatre Costume Design from California State University- Long Beach.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LeeAnna Silvers: With a background working at Nordstrom's Seattle Corporate Offices, LeeAnna teaches beginnings & intermediate sewing classes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please visit our blog at sacfashion.wordpress.com!

 
 
 

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 If you have further question or concerns, please call the Human Services and Technology Division at (714) 564-6800.


 
 
 
 

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

 

2014 Dress Making And Alterations Option

 

2014 Fashion Merchandising

 

2014 Product Development and Technical Design

 

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