Larry Faulkner Elected Chair of Internet2 Board of Trustees

Apr 22, 2004

Larry Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, was recently elected Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Faulkner succeeds University of North Carolina President Molly Broad, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998, and began serving as Chair May 1.

"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 as well as 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 Urbana-Champaign, where he spent 25 years on the chemistry faculty. Co-author of the prominent text Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, Faulkner is also 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 UT.

Broad has served as President of the 16-campus University of North Carolina since July 1997. An economist, Broad came to UNC from the California State University system, where she had served as senior vice chancellor for administration and finance from 1992 to 1993 and as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer from 1993 until her election as UNC President. Broad has written and spoken widely on strategic planning for higher education, emerging technologies, and K-16 partnerships.  She holds seats on the boards and executive committees of the Business-Higher Education Forum, the National Council on Competitiveness, the National Association of University System Heads, MCNC, and RTI International. She is the State Higher Education Executive Officer (SHEEO) and sits on advisory boards of the Mellon Foundation, the Association of Governing Boards Presidents' Council, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public

Service. Broad attended Syracuse University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1962 with a baccalaureate degree in economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and she holds a master's degree in economics from Ohio State University.

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.