April 16, 2003
RSU Instructor Named to National Consumer Advisory Committee
Mark Pranger, instructor in the Department of Applied Technology at Rogers State University, recently was named to the Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee.
Pranger was selected to represent the interests of academia and consumers concerned with telecommunication service in rural America. His two-year appointment to the 35-member panel was announced March 25 by FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell.
The committee was created to address topics including:
The committee's first meeting is scheduled to take place on April 25 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The committee is expected to meet twice more this year.
Pranger received a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in computing and information sciences from Oklahoma State University. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in telecommunications management at OSU. His research interests include artificial intelligence and issues in telecommunications. Prior to teaching at RSU, Pranger worked as a computer programmer and software engineer for nine years at OSU and TMSSequoia in Stillwater and Worldcom Inc. in Tulsa.