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Now enjoying retirement in Clearwater, FL, Andrew Katsourides devoted much of his professional career at UCM to expanding the resources of the Interior Design Program within the Department of Art and Design.
The professor emeritus of art joined the faculty at UCM in 1982, and over the years taught all levels of interior design, which entailed at least 10 different courses. He provided instruction for students who enrolled in Design I, II and III; Special Projects in Art; Studio Seminar; and Ideas and the Visual Arts, just to name a few of the many classes he taught. He was a mentor to students inside and outside the classroom, taking on responsibilities that included serving as a faculty sponsor of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), an organization that bridges the gap between students and their profession.
During his tenure, work outside the classroom entailed duties such as managing student internships, managing the Interior Design Resource Library and requisition of resource materials for it and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, conducting portfolio reviews, obtaining guest speakers, and setting up field trips. He supervised the ASID Career Day, as well as student design competitions, and displays of student work on campus and at remodeling shows in Kansas City.
Katsourides got involved in a number of professional activities and stayed current in his field through his involvement in organizations such as ASID. The Missouri West/Kansas chapter honored him with the “Chapter Educator Medalist Award” in September 2007.
Katsourides is a graduate of the University of Kansas, having earned Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from KU.