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Internet2 Announces New Members and Elected Chair for InCommon Steering Committee

Posted on Feb 08, 2017 by Sara Aly
Tags: Frontpage News, InCommon

Group to provide leadership for Internet2’s identity management federation 

Denver, Colo., February 8, 2017 – Internet2, a not-for-profit, member-owned advanced technology community comprised of 319 leading research and education institutions, announced today the selection of several leaders in higher education and information technology to the InCommon Steering Committee:
  • Sean Reynolds, vice president for information technology and chief information technology officer, Northwestern University, will serve as chair for a one-year term.
  • M. Dee Childs, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, Texas A&M University, will serve as member for a three-year term.
  • Marty Ringle, chief information officer, Reed College, will serve as member for a three-year term.
Operated by Internet2, InCommon operates the U.S. identity management federation for research and education, enabling convenient, secure, and privacy-preserving access to many resources, both on campus and around the globe. More than 900 colleges and universities, and their corporate partners, participate in InCommon. In addition, almost 400 colleges and universities subscribe to the InCommon Certificate Service, which includes unlimited server certificates for one fixed fee. 
The InCommon Steering Committee, comprised of 13 leaders from U.S. research and higher education, is responsible for policy and overall direction of InCommon.
“This is a dedicated group of volunteers from our education and research community who are committed to helping us ensure that InCommon’s services and offerings align with the community’s needs,” said Kevin Morooney, vice president of trust and identity at Internet2. “We’re fortunate to have such a diverse and talented group of experts to provide vision and direction for this important aspect of trust and identity at Internet2. I would also like to thank those who led InCommon Steering during 2016 – Klara Jelinkova from Rice University, Pankaj Shah from Texas LEARN, and Michael Gettes from Penn State.”
InCommon's identity management federation serves 10 million end-users. InCommon also offers certificate and multifactor authentication services. For more information about InCommon and the InCommon Steering Committee, see
About Internet2
Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve shared technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.
Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, which as of October 2016, has moved over one exabyte (one billion gigabytes) of data. Internet2 serves more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks, 78 leading corporations working with our community and more than 61 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.
Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.
Media contact:
Sara Aly
Communications Manager, Internet2 – (720) 379-9674