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Textile pros craftpresidental statement
January 17, 2008

When Linda Arthur met President Elson S. Floyd at convocation in August, she knew it was time for a new robe.


“He was wearing standard, but boring, black academic robes,” Arthur said. Floyd then asked Arthur, a professor in the department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles (AMDT), to create ne
w academic robes for him.


Arthur saw this as an opportunity for the president to make a statement. “There are a lot of rules on academic robes, but there’s more freedom for presidential robes. He is our … » More …