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Governance Update - MRP-PAG

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Governance, Internet2 Annual Meetings, Member Relations and Programs, Member Update, Program Advisory Groups

The Member Relations and Programs Program Advisory Group [MRP-PAG] held an open meeting October 1 at the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting to form as a new PAG, to discuss the group's charter and to hear Internet2 area updates. MRP-PAG members include Brice Bible (Ohio University), Kathy Gates (University of Mississippi), Marilyn McMillan (New York University), Laura McCain Patterson (University of Michigan), Sam Segran (Texas Tech University), Derek Wilson (Colorado School of Mines), Kate Mace (Clemson University), Dan McCarriar (Carnegie Mellon University), David Peed (Ciena), and Amy Philipson (Pacific Northwest GigaPop). The MRP-PAG is under the executive direction of Internet2 Vice President Ana Hunsinger. Marianne Smith, Director Member Relations, serves as staff liaison.

The MRP-PAG met by phone October 29. Laura McCain Patterson, University of Michigan Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, agreed to Chair the MRP-PAG for 2013, and Internet2 Chief Financial Officer Jay Pflasterer provided the MRP-PAG an overview of Internet2's financial history, the current and future financial picture - including overviews of individual operational areas, as well as an explanation of the Internet2 audit and finance committee and budget process.

A phone meeting with the MRP-PAG on December 19 included a discussion of topics related to membership and network models. An MRP-PAG call will be scheduled in late January or early February, and a face-to-face MRP-PAG meeting is planned for Monday, April 22 in conjunction with the Internet2 Annual meeting.