Member focused, member led
Internet2 is governed by members of the Internet2 community. Individuals helping to provide the strategic direction, leadership and oversight for Internet2 include university presidents, chancellors, CIOs, industry and regional networking representatives, and researchers from the networking and discipline communities. As one university CIO, Jim Bottum of Clemson University, says, “Internet2 is us.”
The Board of Trustees—which includes four standing committees, as well as special committees—provides strategic direction, leadership and oversight for Internet2. In 2006, the Board created the Internet2 Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC) to provide recommendations on improving governance. The GNC proposed a new board structure to better represent the diverse membership of Internet2, and the Board approved and implemented those recommendations.
In addition to providing seats for university presidents, the Board now includes representation from chief information officers, network researchers, discipline researchers, and industry partners.
Read more about the individuals helping to govern Internet2.
These groups provide an essential channel of community input to advise and guide the creation and direction of Internet2 programs and services.
Read more about the individuals involved in Internet2’s five active PAGs.