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Faulkner elected chair of Internet2 Board of Trustees

Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, Internet2 announced today (May 4).

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AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees, Internet2® announced today (May 4).

Faulkner succeeds Molly Corbett Broad, president of the University of North Carolina, who had been board chair since 2001. Broad had served on the Internet2 Board since 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998.

“We are pleased to welcome President Faulkner as the new chair of the Board of Trustees,” said Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. “President Faulkner’s deep understanding of and experience with the university community and his long service on the board will enable continued board contribution to Internet2’s future. He will continue President Broad’s leadership in moving Internet2’s mission forward.”

Faulkner is the 27th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to becoming president in 1998, he served as provost, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he spent 25 years on the chemistry faculty. Co-author of the prominent text “Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications,” Faulkner also is the co-inventor of the cybernetic potentiostat, which has been commercialized by several firms. Faulkner’s research has explored areas of electrochemistry and analytical chemistry. He has received national recognition for his research, including the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry, the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Materials Chemistry and the Charles N. Reilly Award from the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry. Faulkner has a Ph.D. in chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin.

Broad has served as president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina since July 1997. New Internet2 advisory councils’ members were announced at the spring 2004 Internet2 member meeting in Arlington, Va., in April, Trustees will be announced later in the spring.

For more information contact: Michelle Pollack, Internet2, 202-331-5345, or Robert D. Meckel, The University of Texas at Austin Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.