Stanford's Bill Clebsch to be New Board Chair for CENIC
LA MIRADA, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives today announced that Stanford University's Bill Clebsch would be assuming the role of Chair of the CENIC Board of Directors. He will begin his duties as of January 1, 2013. Clebsch succeeds the University of California's Chief Information Officer David Ernst, who has served as Board Chair since 2008.
CENIC is a non-profit corporation created in 1996 by California's research and education community in order to obtain cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. Members of CENIC include the California K-12 system, all 112 campuses of California's Community Colleges, all 23 campuses of the California State University, all 10 campuses of the University of California, and prestigious private universities including Caltech, USC, Stanford, and others.
CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities. CalREN consists of a 3,000-mile fiber-optic CENIC-operated backbone to which schools and other institutions in all 58 of California's counties connect via leased circuits obtained from telecom carriers or via CENIC owned fiber-optic cable.
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