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Internet2 Welcomes Larry Faulkner, President of The University of Texas at Austin, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees
- From: "Michelle Pollak" <>
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- Subject: Internet2 Welcomes Larry Faulkner, President of The University of Texas at Austin, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees
- Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 08:50:39 -0400
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INTERNET2 WELCOMES LARRY FAULKNER, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT
AUSTIN, AS THE NEW CHAIR OF THE INTERNET2 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 4, 2004 - Internet2(R) today announced that Larry
Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, was elected Chair
of the Internet2 Board of Trustees effective Saturday, May 1. Faulkner
succeeds Molly Corbett Broad, the president of the University of North
Carolina, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the
Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998.
"We are pleased to welcome President Faulkner as the new Chair of the Board
of Trustees," said Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2.
"President Faulkner's deep understanding of and experience with the
university community as well as his long service on the Board will enable
continued Board contribution to Internet2's future. He will continue
President Broad's leadership in moving Internet2's mission forward."
Faulkner is the 27th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Prior
to becoming president in 1998, he served as provost, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, and head of the Department of Chemistry at the University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he spent 25 years on the chemistry
faculty. Co-author of the prominent text Electrochemical Methods:
Fundamentals and Applications, Faulkner is also the co-inventor of the
cybernetic potentiostat, which has been commercialized by several firms.
Faulkner's research has explored areas of electrochemistry and analytical
chemistry. He has received national recognition for his research, including
the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry; the U.S.
Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in
Materials Chemistry; and the Charles N. Reilly Award from the Society for
Electroanalytical Chemistry. Faulkner has a Ph.D. in chemistry from UT.
Broad has served as President of the 16-campus University of North Carolina
since July 1997. An economist, Broad came to UNC from the California State
University system, where she had served as senior vice chancellor for
administration and finance from 1992 to 1993 and as executive vice
chancellor and chief operating officer from 1993 until her election as UNC
President. Broad has written and spoken widely on strategic planning for
higher education, emerging technologies, and K-16 partnerships. She holds
seats on the boards and executive committees of the Business-Higher
Education Forum, the National Council on Competitiveness, the National
Association of University System Heads, MCNC, and RTI International. She is
the State Higher Education Executive Officer (SHEEO) and sits on advisory
boards of the Mellon Foundation, the Association of Governing Boards
Presidents' Council, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Service. Broad attended Syracuse University, where she graduated Phi Beta
Kappa in 1962 with a baccalaureate degree in economics from the Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and she holds a master's degree in
economics from Ohio State University.
New Internet2 advisory councils' members were announced at the Spring 2004
Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, Va., in April, trustees will be
announced later in the spring.
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Led by more than 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and
government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and
technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of
tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia,
industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy.
For more information about Internet2, visit: http://www.internet2.edu/.
University of Texas at Austin
- Internet2 Welcomes Larry Faulkner, President of The University of Texas at Austin, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, Michelle Pollak, 05/04/2004
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