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Internet2 Announces New InCommon Federation Steering Committee Members

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 by Sara Aly
Tags: Frontpage News, InCommon, InCommon Federation, InCommon Participant, Recent Posts, Trust & Identity

New members began serving three-year terms effective January 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2020 – Internet2 announced the selection of three new members to the InCommon Steering Committee which provides strategic direction, oversight, and recommendations for critical identity management services and offerings that benefit research and higher education in the U.S.

The incoming steering committee members are:

  • Michael Berman, chief information officer at The California State University 
  • Dave Robinson, chief information officer at Grinnell College
  • Marc Wallman, vice president for information technology at North Dakota State University

InCommon provides integrated service and software solutions for research and education that include single sign-on (SSO), access to cloud and local services, and seamless global collaboration for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. InCommon also serves as the U.S. node for the eduroam roaming wi-fi service, and offers a certificate service with unlimited server and user certificates. 

“The InCommon Steering Committee is the high-level governance body establishing policies and general practices, ensuring that software and service specifications, recommended practices, and requirements all support the research and education mission of InCommon,” said Kevin Morooney, vice president of trust and identity services & NET+ at Internet2. “I’m grateful to all our steering committee members for their dedication and commitment in supporting identity and access management solutions for the benefit of students, researchers, and the service providers of the federation.”

Outgoing steering committee members are Marty Ringle, chief information officer at Reed College; Dave Vernon, associate chief information officer at Cornell University; and Melissa Woo, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Michigan State University.

For more information about InCommon, see

About Internet2
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 321 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, over 1,000 InCommon participants, and 56 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
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Media Contact: 
Glenn Lipscomb
AVP Marketing and Communications, Internet2