- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU College of Agriculture has named Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff to head its new department of textiles, apparel design and merchandising.

Kuttruff is a 26-year veteran of the textiles, apparel design and merchandising. Before that, the program was a division of the School of Human Ecology.

Kuttruff received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Southern Illinois University with double majors in apparel design and merchandising. She earned a doctorate from Ohio State University.

Kuttruff joined LSU in 1988 as the first curator of what is now the LSU Textile and Costume Museum.

She says the department plans to add two tenure-track faculty positions and is upgrading technology for teaching and research.

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