RSU-TV celebrates passionate volunteer

Claremore resident Evelyn Clark has served on Rogers State University Public Television’s Community Advisory Board for the past 12 years, but recently announced that she would step aside to let someone else take her place.

Royal Aills, general manager of RSU Public TV said, “Evelyn’s value to this public station can’t be measured. She has volunteered many years to help with ‘I Want Answers,’ RSU TV’s academic game show, and has given me, personally, a lot of advice concerning programming. She will be missed because I could always count on Evelyn as a volunteer and as a strong voice of reason on the Advisory Board.”

RSU TV established the Community Advisory Board (CAB) in 2006 to serve as the station’s eyes and ears in Green Country. The board consists of 12 to 20 leaders in education, government and business from the Tulsa television market. The CAB’s mission is to maximize their usefulness to northeast Oklahoma citizens by providing advice to the station’s general manager. They also serve as the communications link between the station and the various constituencies each serve.

RSU President Dr. Larry Rice also serves on the TV stations Advisory Board and said, “Evelyn has been on the station’s Advisory Board since the beginning. The university and the station greatly benefit from the community support shown by Evelyn and the other members of the board who donate their valuable time to make the station and the university stronger. Throughout her time with the board, Evelyn personified the spirit of volunteerism. She has served well and will be missed.”

While RSU Public TV’s Community Advisory Board meets four times a year, its influence on the station’s programming and community engagement is strong. Aills said the idea for an academic game show to benefit the rural students of Northeast Oklahoma came from that board. “The ‘I Want Answers’ game show was their idea. The board, which includes Evelyn, shares in the success of this show,” Aills said.

RSU Public TV has been on the air for 37 years and is the only university-owned public TV station in Oklahoma. For more information visit www.rsu.tv