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Internet2 Welcomes Jeffrey Lehman, Former President of Cornell University, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees
- From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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- Subject: Internet2 Welcomes Jeffrey Lehman, Former President of Cornell University, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees
- Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:35:48 -0500
Internet2 Welcomes Jeffrey Lehman, Former President of Cornell University,
as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - January 17, 2007 - Internet2 today announced that Jeffrey
Lehman, professor of law and former president of Cornell University, was
elected chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, effective Monday, January
15, 2007. Lehman succeeds Larry Faulkner, the president of the Houston
Endowment and former president of the University of Texas at Austin, who
held the Board chair position since 2004. Faulkner's term expired in 2007.
Lehman has been a member of the Internet2 Board since 2004 and most recently
served as vice chair of Internet2's Governance and Nominations Committee
(GNC). Over the past six months, the GNC engaged Internet2 members in a
broad review of Internet2's governance structure and crafted recommendations
for consideration by the Board of Trustees. These recommendations were
formally adopted by the Board this week.
"The Internet2 community is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Lehman as the new
Chair of the Board of Trustees," said Douglas Van Houweling, president and
CEO of Internet2. "I look forward to working with Chairman Lehman as he
continues to provide extremely valuable leadership in this new role.
Building on his leadership of the GNC, he is in a unique position to guide
the transition of Internet2's new governance structure. His experience,
knowledge of information technology, and strong commitment to the
advancement of the research and academic community make Chairman Lehman
especially well qualified to lead us into the future."
Before moving to Cornell, Lehman served for nine years as the Dean of the
University of Michigan Law School. He clerked for Chief Judge Frank M.
Coffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for Associate
Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. Lehman holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Cornell University and received his Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Michigan Law School. He also holds a Master of Public
Policy degree from the University of Michigan.
"I am honored to accept this new role as Chair of the Internet2 Board and
look forward to working with this dynamic and diverse community as we
continue to drive innovation, collaboration, and new opportunities," said
Lehman. "I want to thank Dr. Faulkner for his superior service and
leadership which will have a long-lasting impact on the research and
During Dr. Faulkner's tenure as chair of the Internet2 Board, the Internet2
community expanded its membership in the United States and its partnerships
around the world, initiated deployment of the nation's most advanced
backbone network to serve the present and future needs of the research and
education community, and continued as a recognized leader in the development
of new technologies that will help to shape the future of the Internet.
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information: http://www.internet2.edu/.
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- Internet2 Welcomes Jeffrey Lehman, Former President of Cornell University, as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, Lauren Rotman, 01/17/2007
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