1970-1979

Timelines: SoHE History
Announcement Date: August 17, 1970

The Home Management House closed. Once again, the school is reorganized into new departments; Child and Family Studies, Consumer Science, Environment, Textiles and Design, Home Economics Education, and Home Economics Communications. New Dean Elizabeth Simpson takes over in 1974.

A Home Economics Communications Class in the 1970s.

A Home Economics Communications Class in the 1970s.

In another recognition of the changing mission of home economics, the Home Management House was discontinued as a live-in practice house in 1970 and was converted into office space and classrooms. Marshall was dismissed from his administrative post in 1973 and Elizabeth Simpson is named dean in 1974.

At the same time the School reorganizes per the times into five departments; Child and Family Studies, Consumer Science, Environment and Design (later Environment, Textiles, and Design), Home Economics Education, and Home Economics Communications.

 

 

 

Consumer Science Students 1975

Consumer Science Students 1975

The faculty of Home Management and Family Living were transferred to two new departments in 1974. Consumer Science, headed by Louise Young, was designed as professional education for leadership positions related to the consumer interest in government, education, business, and the media. It was also intended to further the school’s goal of preparing educated consumers. Internships in areas such as the State Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection provided students with hands-on experience in consumer affairs.

With the School’s reorganization, Clothing & Textiles and Related Art were combined to become the Department of Environment and Design, shortly thereafter renamed Environment, Textiles, and Design. The scope of this department encompassed apparel design, interior design, textile science, and retailing.