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Jan. 29, 2003

RSU Assembles Board of Visitors

A group of advisors has been assembled at Rogers State University to help the institution better respond to the educational needs of the community.

The RSU Board of Visitors is comprised of prominent business and community leaders who have an interest in the success and advancement of the university.

The Board of Visitors has three major functions: to provide advice to the university on significant issues; to assist the institution in building positive relationships with external constituents; and to support the fundraising initiatives of the RSU Foundation, according to RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley.

"We are honored to assemble this distinguished group of visitors to serve as advisors and mentors to RSU," Wiley said. "They are outstanding members of their communities and leaders in their professional fields."

Members are appointed by the president and serve for a term of three years, which may be renewed. They will meet twice a year. Their first meeting was held on January 28.

Inaugural members of the Board of Visitors include Tom Adelson, Secretary of Health for the state of Oklahoma, Tulsa; Richard Bell, attorney, Bell Law Firm, Norman; Dave Faulkner, owner, Rogers County Abstract, Claremore; Irvin Frank, Tulsa; Bobby Latham, managing director, Amaryn Group, Claremore; Ron Liebl, owner, Hydrohoist, Claremore; Scott Mack, account manager, EDS Corp., Oklahoma City; Tim Moss, State Farm Insurance, Claremore; Frank Podpechan, retired, oil and gas investments, Claremore; Robin Siegfried, president emeritus, Nordam, Wilson, Wyo.; Rick Verity, president/franchisee, Pamax Management/Burger King, Broken Arrow; and John Williams, real estate investor, John Williams Co., Claremore.