Advisory Committee

Marketing & Fashion Marketing

Advisory Board Members

Ina Midkiff

Ina Midkiff
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 
Office: 512-223-2072512-223-2072

Gloria Evans

Gloria Evans
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Company: ACC
11928 Stonehollow Dr.
Austin, TX 78758
Office: 512-699-2949512-699-2949

Nick Sarantakes

Nick Sarantakes
Title: Professor
Company: ACC
1212 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
Office: 512-223-3271512-223-3271

Harmatuk, Margot
Title: Vice President

Company: Capital One

Office: 512-342-6702512-342-6702

Deborah Pfluger
Title: President
Company: AHA Communications
209 East Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
Office: 512-448-4494512-448-4494

Tina McCann
Title: DECA Advisor
Company: Lake Travis High School
3324 RR 620 South
Austin, TX 78738
Office: 512-533-5911512-533-5911

Matthew Tapley

TitleAdjunct Instructor

Company: Austin Community College

Former Marketing Student

Advisory Committee Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose and Advisory Committee Information

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.