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  • From: "Greg Wood" <>
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  • Subject: PRESS RELEASE: University of North Carolina President Broad to Chair Internet2 Board of Trustees
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 13:44:07 -0500
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Greg Wood


Joni Worthington
University of North Carolina



Washington, DC--December 20, 2000--Internet2(R) today announced that Molly
Corbett Broad, president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina, will
become chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees on January 1, 2001. Broad
succeeds outgoing Chair David Ward, chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin. Both Ward and Broad have served on the Internet2 board since its
inception in September 1997.

Led by more than 180 U.S. universities working in concert with industry and
government, Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network
applications and technologies for research and higher education,
accelerating the evolution of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 effectively
recreates the partnership of academia, industry, and government that helped
foster today's Internet during its infancy.

"Internet2 is extremely fortunate to have President Broad as the next Chair
of the Board of Trustees," said Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO for
Internet2. "Over the past three years, as Chancellor Ward has set a standard
of exceptional leadership, President BroadÂ’s has actively contributed to the
Internet2 mission as a member of the Board and through the work of the
University of North Carolina."

UNC president since 1997, Broad has written and spoken widely on the impact
of emerging information technologies and strategy development for higher
education. She currently serves as president of the International Council
for Distance Education and holds seats on the boards of the Business-Higher
Education Forum, the National Council on Competitiveness, MCNC, the North
Carolina Biotechnology Center, the American Council on Education, the
National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges (where
she has been named 2001 chair of the Commission on Information
Technologies), and the National Humanities Center. She also sits on advisory
boards of the Mellon Foundation, the Association of Governing Boards
Presidents' Council, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public

Outgoing Chair Ward is also stepping down as chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, where he will become Andrew Hill Clark Professor of
Geography following a sabbatical in 2001. He also will fill in a newly
created faculty chair that will enable him to be affiliated with a proposed
center for the study of higher education.

Nominations for the Internet2 Board of Trustees and Advisory Councils are
now being accepted. The Nominating Committee will meet in early February to
review nominations and make recommendations to the board. New council
members and trustees will be announced during the Spring 2001 Internet2
Member Meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., on March 7-9. All
nominations must be received by January 31, 2001. For more information and
the nomination form, see:

For more information about the University of North Carolina and President
Molly Corbett Broad, see:

For more information about Internet2(R), see:


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  • PRESS RELEASE: University of North Carolina President Broad to Chair Internet2 Board of Trustees, Greg Wood, 12/21/2000

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