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Pamela Ulrich, the Under Armour professor, coordinator of Apparel Design and Production Management and departmental graduate program officer in the College of Human Sciences, has been named head of the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences.

Ulrich will assume her duties on June 1, replacing Carol Warfield who is retiring after 40 years of service to Auburn University. 

A native of Oregon, Ulrich came to Auburn as an instructor in 1987 following a six-year tenure at Oregon State University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in apparel and textiles from Oregon State and Auburn University, respectively, and a doctorate in American history of the textile industry from the University of Oregon. 

Ulrich is an active member of the International Textile and Apparel Association, currently serving as vice president for publications. Her honors and awards include Auburn Alumni Association’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, SGA Outstanding Faculty Member in Human Sciences and Camp War Eagle Faculty Honoree.  She has presided as the Auburn University graduation marshal for the past nine years. 

“I have long respected Dr. Ulrich as a scholar and am looking forward to working with her in her new administrative role as head of the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences,” said Human Sciences Dean June Henton.  “Following in the footsteps of Carol Warfield, under whose dynamic leadership the department has achieved national rankings in both the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management and Interior Design programs, is a tall order. I have no doubt, however, that Dr. Ulrich is more than up to the challenge and will continue to move the department forward in all aspects of its teaching, research and outreach missions.”