Bloomington, Ind. — March 23
Indiana University president, Michael A. McRobbie, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Internet2, a networking consortium.
McRobbie, who came to IU in 1997 as vice president for information technology and chief information officer, joins a group of leaders from academia, research and industry charged with providing strategic guidance, directing the setting of priorities and ensuring that Internet2 meets the needs of the research and education community.
“Building on his leadership at Indiana University, President McRobbie is in a unique position to help guide Internet2 into the next generation,” said Jeffrey Lehman, Internet2 Board of Trustees chairman. “His experience, knowledge of information technology and strong commitment to the advancement of the research and academic community make him especially well-qualified to help us move forward in the development of next-generation Internet technologies.”
Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 aims to promote the missions of its members by providing network capabilities and partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2′s network currently connects more than 50,000 research and education institutions in the U.S.
“It is an honor to be able to serve again and contribute to the growth and development of advanced computer networking, which has proved to be an essential element to many of the leading research enterprises all around the globe,” McRobbie said. “I am especially pleased that Indiana University will continue to play a key role in the operation…
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