Arlene Thomas, ASID, CID, IDEC
Interior Design Department Chair
B.A. – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
M.A. – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Arlene Thomas joined Saddleback College as a full-time faculty member in 1988. For 10 years prior to that, she served as an associate faculty member in the Interior Design Department. Her professional Interior Design experience has been within the residential, commercial and model home field. In 1995, Arlene became Department Chair for the Interior Design and Travel & Tourism Departments.
During her tenure at Saddleback, Arlene’s responsibilities have included teaching a variety of courses including: ID 110, ID 111, ID 112, ID 113, ID 115, ID 121, ID 126, ID 127, ID 128, ID 129.
ASID OC BOARD LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:
- Professional / Student Liaison
- Program Chair.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS:
- Professional Member, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
- NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
- CID (Certified Interior Designer)
- IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council)
- ASID Student Advisor
HONORS & AWARDS:
1975 Charter Member: ASID, Orange County Chapter
· Honored in 2000
Outstanding Saddleback Faculty: 1988
CCCAOE Regional Interior Design Program Award: 1994
Regional Interior Design (RID) Consortium Chair: 2000-02; 2007-08