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Internet2 Welcomes Mary Sue Coleman as the New Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees

Posted on Aug 01, 2011 by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Governance, Leadership

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has been elected chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, serving a one-year term. Coleman succeeds Jeffrey Lehman, who became Board chair in January 2007. Lehman joined the Board in 2004, and will continue his service until his term ends in 2013. During his tenure as chair, he played an instrumental role in the implementation of the Internet2 governance structure as it exists today.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has been elected vice chair, and will serve in this role until July 2012. He will then become chair and serve in that role until July 2015. The member-focused board provides strategic direction, leadership and oversight for the organization and greater community.

Mary Sue Coleman has led the University of Michigan since being appointed its 13th president in August 2002. President Coleman has led groundbreaking partnerships and served in many leadership positions throughout higher education. She is one of three co-chairs appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to lead the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and recently joined President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. She has served as a member of the Internet2 Board of Trustees since 2003. In 2008, as chair of the Internet2 Board Membership Committee, she led an effort that resulted in the first significant change to Internet2’s membership structure. The University of Michigan was an instrumental founding member of Internet2 when it was established in 1997. Read the full press release.