Program Director, Fashion Design
Pamela Knights earned a BS in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Art and Architecture. While in college she had the opportunity to work for several fashion businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC through the professional practice program offered at UC. After moving to Long Beach with her husband, she worked as a designer for swimwear and Juniors sportswear companies such as Ocean Pacific and Barely Legal for 10 years in the active wear market.
In 1995, she began teaching fashion illustration and design classes for LBCC and Santa Ana Community College as a part- time instructor and freelanced for apparel manufacturers for 5 years while raising her two children. She became the fashion program director for Long Beach City College in 2000. Pamela is passionate about teaching fashion classes and loves the culturally diverse backgrounds and enthusiastic personalities of the students at Long Beach City College.