Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council welcomes you to discover who we are, what we do and why we exist. Come meet our members and get acquainted!
SAC understands that interior design students are the future of the profession and of the Society. In order to encourage and support this membership segment, the SAC concentrates on building programs for students that will enhance their undergraduate learning and ease their transition into the professional ranks.
The ASID headquarters staff liaison is Tiffany Neumann, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; however below are the SAC leaders who are assigned to specific member communications, find your advisor!
Read more on SAC Mission, Goals and Projects
Meet The 2013 Student Advisory Council!
Jon Blunt, ASID, SAC Chair
I Advise: Professional Chapters
Jon Blunt, ASID, with Luken Interiors in Dayton, Ohio, has 15 years of experience in both residential and commercial design projects. With a BS in Marketing from Indiana University and AS degree in Interior Design from Sinclair Community College, he has designed a large variety of projects including Government Offices, Oncology Centers, Retail Stores, and individual residences. His work has been featured in Cincinnati Magazine as a Design Award winner in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. He has also received Design Awards from the ASID Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter in 2006 and 2009. Mr. Blunt has held many positions within ASID including Student Chapter President at Sinclair Community College, Allied Rep to the Board, Membership Director, and Chapter President. He has also served as an advisor to other Chapter Presidents in his role as member of the Chapter Support Team, and is currently serving as Student Affairs Chair of the Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter.
Mary Cain, ASID
I Advise: Faculty Advisors
Mary Cain is a professional member of ASID and IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council). She has enjoyed a career as an interior design and educator for over 20 years. She is the Academic Director of Interior Design at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. Mary holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and interior design and a master's in educational leadership. Mary has served as a juror for the NCIDQ exam, has been a panelist and task force member for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and annual participates in the ASID Career Exchange for students.
Lauren Coaston, Student ASID, SRB
I Advise: Student Reps to the Boards (SRB)
Lauren Coaston is a student at The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati. She is currently in her senior year and has served as Past ASID Student Chapter President and Student Representive to the Board of Directors for the Ohio Kentucky Chapter. Lauren has been very active in her chapter for the past 3 years and is looking forward to being an active member of the SAC.
Dianne Etheredge, ASID
I Advise: Faculty Advisors
Dianne Etheredge is a professional registered interior design practitioner in the state of Texas through the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and is NCIDQ certified. President of Etheredge Design Associates, Inc., Dianne Etheredge has worked in the interior design industry for 40 years. Dianne Etheredge, Etheredge Design Associates, Inc. was awarded second place in the American Society of Interior Design, Texas Chapter Legacy of Design, 2007 for a traditional residence of less than 3500 square feet. Some of her design related services are, Co-Chairman of METROCON since 2007 and she served as Presiding Chairman of METROCON10, representing the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID Texas Chapter. Dianne was honored to serve as President of the Texas Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers, in 2010-2011. She is also a member of the Texas-Oklahoma Chapter of the International Interior Design Association, IIDA. Current Council memberships include service on the American Society of Interior Designers’ Student Advisory Council (SAC) and service within the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) as a Site Visitor.
Lindsey Hendon, Student ASID
I Advise: Student Chapter Presidents
Lindsey Hendon is a second year graduate student studying Interior Design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. She plans to pursue retail design as she would like to combine her current studies with her B.A. in Fashion Merchandising from Howard University. She has been a member of the Corcoran's ASID student chapter since she started her program in 2011. Lindsey is thrilled to continue working with ASID on the Student Advisory Council to build other student chapters.