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Three Named to InCommon Steering Committee

Three-year terms began January 1, 2020

Internet2 announced the selection of three new members to the InCommon Steering Committee which provides strategic direction, oversight, and recommendations for critical identity management services and offerings that benefit research and higher education in the U.S.

The incoming steering committee members are:

  • Michael Berman, chief information officer at The California State University 
  • Dave Robinson, chief information officer at Grinnell College
  • Marc Wallman, vice president for information technology at North Dakota State University

In addition, Dee Childs, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Texas A&M University, was named to a second three-year term.

InCommon provides integrated service and software solutions for research and education that include single sign-on (SSO), access to cloud and local services, and seamless global collaboration for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. InCommon also serves as the U.S. node for the eduroam roaming wi-fi service, and offers a certificate service with unlimited server and user certificates. 

“The InCommon Steering Committee is the high-level governance body establishing policies and general practices, ensuring that software and service specifications, recommended practices, and requirements all support the research and education mission of InCommon,” said Kevin Morooney, vice president of trust and identity services & NET+ at Internet2. “I’m grateful to all our steering committee members for their dedication and commitment in supporting identity and access management solutions for the benefit of students, researchers, and the service providers of the federation.”

Outgoing steering committee members are Marty Ringle, chief information officer at Reed College; Dave Vernon, associate chief information officer at Cornell University; and Melissa Woo, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Michigan State University.