According to fashion designer Michael Faircloth,
“The Fashion Design Program at the University of North Texas prepares students for a career as a fashion designer, illustrator or for the many production positions in the fashion industry. The program educates students to create designs that are both innovative and current, while being marketable and suitable for manufacture.
“I am humbled and honored that my friends and my alma mater desire to recognize my career by naming the fashion design program for me — Michael Faircloth Fashion Design Program. My experience and education while studying fashion design at UNT initiated my successful career and it continues to support my view of fashion as a discipline of art.
“I am gratefully requesting others to contribute so we continue to support the program and demonstrate to students the success they can achieve with a degree from UNT.
“UNT alumna and philanthropist Lisa Troutt, with a previous career in fashion design, and her husband, Kenny, gave the first major gift that will support the $2.5 million goal to name the program. My hope is that others will follow, at any level, and help with this important educational program. Please visit https://one.unt.edu/faircloth.”