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Computer Science Advisory Board

Computer Science Advisory Board

The primary objective of the advisory board is to support the following goals and policies of the computer science program at McNeese State University:
  • Preparing students through course work and related experiential education for success in their careers, higher education and in life.
  • Providing critical assessment and feedback on the curricula and facilities while promoting the needs, trends and challenges of business/industry.
  • Providing paid and unpaid internships for students.
  • Providing training and professional development opportunities for educators.
  • Providing and soliciting assistance from the business/industry community in funding the computer science program.
  • Enlisting the expertise of individuals in business/industry to assist with the development and evaluation of curriculum and student selection for scholarships and internships.
  • Advocating on behalf of McNeese State University regarding the computer science program.


 If you like to represent your company on the Computer Science Advisory Board, contact: Ms. Kay Kussmann at (kkussman@mcneese.edu)

Company Member Position
Computer Science Advisory Board Members
Amerisafe Bill Gaskin
Nick Peterson
Trevor Kyle
Director of Applications
Software Developer
Software Developer
Axiall Inc. Troy Higginbotham IS Site Infrastructure Supervisor
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Charles Burton Director of Information Technology
CGI Eric Chapman Software Manager
Citgo Petroleum Corporation Diana Hamilton
Michelle Mercer
Dustin Shafer
Information Technology Systems Manager
Information Technology Manager
Information Analyst
Imperial Health CJ LeJeune Chief Technology Officer
InfoTECH Solutions Tobey Leger Chief Operating Officer
Lake Area Medical Center Aaron Cook Director of Information Systems
Lake Charles City Court Tim Leger Judicial Administrator
McNeese State University Chad Thibodeaux Chief Information Technology Officer
PreCheck Carlos Riveros Software Engineer
ReCon Management Services Bogdan Fransua Computer Systems Analyst
The Response Group Darwin Pinder
Justin Robertson
Brandon Cooksey
Alex Oulapour
Lead Applications Architect
Lead Applications Developer
Senior Programmer
Software Application Developer
St. Louis Catholic High School Warren Buller Information Tech Supervisor
Sasol Chad Cronce Network Administrator
Structure X Rion Williams Senior Software Developer