Design Student and Alumni Board

Founded in 2006, the Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB) represents the Design Alumni Society and the Design Student Board. These groups meet and work together as one board, creating programs and opportunities that support the transition from college to career, and connect alumni, students, and other professionals in the process.

DSAB programs are supported by sponsorships, alumni association membership dues, and student fees.

featured programs

College to Career
Design Forward
Design in 7
Dirty Laundry
Mentor Program

Dsab Members

Follow the links below to see who represents each academic program on DSAB. Our 2016-17 Alumni and Student Presidents were Sam Isomura (BS Retail Merchandising, '10) and Rishi Murugesan (BFA Graphic Design and Product Design Minor Student). 2017-18 information coming soon.

Programs and activities include:


  • 2016: Alumni Society of the Year
  • 2015: UMAA Student Volunteer of the Year Award to DSAB Student President Sarah Kendzior '15
  • 2014: Pride of CASE District V Silver Award, Best Student Alumni Programming
  • 2014: UMAA Program Extraordinaire Architecture Networking & Portfolio Event
  • 2012: Alumni Society of the Year
  • 2011: Design in 7 earns UMAA Program Extraordinaire Award
  • 2010: DSAB President Janice Linster '83 receives 2009 U of M Alumni Service Award
  • 2009: Dirty Laundry earns UMAA Program Extraordinaire Award
  • 2009: UMAA Student Volunteer of the Year Award to DSAB Member Amanda Lange '09
  • 2008: Alumni Society of the Year
  • 2007: Alumni Association Rising Star Award to DSAB Member Grant Eull '01

Interested in getting involved?

We accept applications for open seats on the board year round. Applications for terms beginning in the fall are due by or before March 31 annually. To learn more, review the application below. To learn about open seats for terms beginning next fall, contact Lori Mollberg, Director of Alumni Relations, 612-625-8796.

Apply for open seats by using the appropriate web form below.

If you need the application in another format, please contact Lori Mollberg,

2018–19 Sponsors

Cum Laude
Studio BV
Peterssen Keller
Damon Farber
DLR Group
Dean's List

LHB and Made for Retail

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