Industry Advisory Board

The Computer Science program has an advisory board that is composed of industry members located throughout the region. The board provides invaluable feedback and support which allows us to remain current and cutting edge. The board meets bi-yearly with faculty and students from the Computer Science program. In the Spring meeting, undergraduate students enrolled in the Senior Capstone course (CSC 404) present their final projects to the board for feedback.

Current Advisory Board Members
Zac Kleinpeter (Chair)
System Analyst
Praeses Corporation
Shreveport, LA
Craig Spohn  (Vice-Chair)
Executive Director / President
Cyber Innovation Center
Bossier City, LA
Shelia Anderson
Executive Director
Business Advisory ServicesGrant Thornton LLP
Dallas, TX
Thomas L. Bont
Bont Software & Control Systems, Inc.
Lake Dallas, TX
William “Bill” Bradley
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Monroe, LA
Philip J. Breuer
The North Highland Company
Los Angeles, CA
Chris Farmer
Sr. Program Manager
General Dynamics Information Technology
Air Force Mission Support
Bossier City, LA
Norman Graham
Consulting Engineer
San Francisco, CA
Ben Haley
Sr. Software Architect
MaxPoint Interactive
Austin, TX
Alan D. Montgomery
NSWC Dahlgren - K75
Advanced Weapons Control Systems Concepts
Dahlgren, VA
Donna S. Reese, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, MS
James J. Romano
ISR / IO / Cyber Division Manager
Intelligence and Information Solutions
Business Unit
San Antonio, TX
Glen Runyon
Managing Director
Pyramid Consulting
Mandeville, LA
Warren Ward
Benton, LA
Robin Yang
PC Infrastructure / Server
ETS / Engineering Manager
Information Technology
ExxonMobil Global Services Company
Houston, TX
Esteban Ricardo Fiallos (Associate Member)  
Project Architect
Praeses Corporation
Shreveport, LA
Ben Van Wagner
Director of Information Technology
Oaklawn Racing
Hot Springs, AR