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Internet2 President & CEO to Step Down

The Board of Trustees for Internet2, a higher education technology community, announced the organization’s president and chief executive officer will retire from full-time professional activities next year.

Dave Lambert led Internet2 for the last six years, where he “established a solid financial foundation and growth plan and worked to implement community governance and processes that were inclusive of community needs and input,” the board wrote. Prior to Internet2, Lambert had more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership, serving as vice president and chief information officer for Cornell University and Georgetown University.

Lambert was at the helm of implementing the federal stimulus funding grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, which helped grow Internet2’s advanced research and education network infrastructure, increasing its bandwidth and footprint. In addition, Lambert helped foster collaboration among global national R&E networks, establishing a trust and identity framework for InCommon, a group operated by Internet2 that provides a secure trust fabric for research and higher ed institutions. The framework set the stage for Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER), a program that aims to simplify campus processes and advance collaboration and research.

Lambert will step down on June 30, 2017. The board is now looking for a new president and CEO for Internet2. During the transition period, Lambert and Internet2’s leadership will continue to work on priority initiatives, focusing on advanced networking and trust and identity services, according to the board.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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