Five Members Elected, Two Members Appointed to Internet2 Board of Trustees

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2021 – Internet2 today announced the election of five trustees and the appointment of two trustees to the Internet2 Board. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction, leadership and oversight for Internet2, and includes four standing committees as well as special committees. 

The Internet2 Board held its annual election this fall, resulting in the election of three new trustees, including Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D., president of the University of Louisville; Eric Burns, co-founder and chief executive officer of Panopto; and Deborah F. Dent, Ph.D., chief information officer at Jackson State University.

The election also resulted in the re-election of two returning trustees: Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan; and Marla Meehl, manager, network engineering and telecommunications services at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), manager, Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP), and principal investigator, Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS).

Bendapudi, Burns, Dent, Meehl, and Schlissel will each serve a three-year term starting November 1, 2021.

Earlier this year, the Internet2 Board appointed Gregory Washington, Ph.D., president of George Mason University, to a board vacancy with a term ending October 2023, and reappointed Louis Fox, president and chief executive officer of CENIC, for a three-year term ending October 2024.

Outgoing Internet2 Board members are William (Bill) Carson, chairman of the board at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.; W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida; and Tracy Futhey, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Duke University.

On behalf of the Internet2 community, the Board of Trustees would like to recognize the contributions of outgoing trustees for their dedication and service to the mission and principles of Internet2.

Learn more about the Internet2 Board of Trustees. 

About Internet2

Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 323 U.S. universities, 59 government agencies, 46 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 80,000 community anchor institutions, over 1,000 InCommon participants, and 54 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.

Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit https://internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

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