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Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic DevelopmentThe Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) named six new directors to its Board of Directors, including a top official from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office.

CENIC operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network serving more than 20 million users — including the CCC's 114 colleges — and connecting leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world.

Ton-Quinlivan Joins Board

Among those newly appointed to the CENIC board are Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development for the California Community Colleges. Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized specialist in workforce development with experience implementing important systemwide changes.

Appointed by the governor in 2011 as Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development, she oversees federal and state funding that advances the workforce mission across California’s community college system, one of the largest and most complex higher education systems in the nation. Her administrative responsibility has grown to $900 million from an initial $100 million in program funds as a result of her ability to inspire others toward a common, unifying vision.

5 Others Named

In addition to Ton-Quinlivan, five other new board members were named:

  • Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, University of California, Berkeley. Conrad oversees the Information Services and Technology (IST) division at UC Berkeley as well as sets IT direction and coordinates infrastructure and service delivery across the university.

  • Mark Miyasaki, Executive Director, Communication Services, Information Technology, Stanford University. Miyasaki is responsible for architecting, implementing and maintaining the Stanford University Data and for designing and operating the firewall infrastructure that protects Stanford’s administrative systems.

  • Jin Chang, Chief Information Officer, California Institute of Technology. Also new to his role at CIT, Chang will be developing and implementing a strategic plan for technology, with special attention to cloud computing and high-performance computing. He most recently served as deputy CIO at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a Department of Energy-funded laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research.

  • Anne W. Neville, Director, California Research Bureau California State Library. Neville leads this nonpartisan research service that assists the governor and his staff, the Legislature and other select state officials prepare reports and memoranda on policy issues.

  • Natalie Cole, programs consultant in the Library Development Services Bureau at the California State Library. Previously, she was interim executive director and director of the summer reading program at the California Library Association, and director of the California Center for the Book at UCLA.

cenic 300x106Four directors will be leaving the board, having served one or more terms. They are Bill Clebsch of Stanford University, Mary Doyle of UC Santa Cruz, Greg Lucas, the State Librarian of California, and Susan Hildreth of Califa. Click here to see the complete list of CENIC board members.

CENIC’s Board of Directors is comprised of Charter Associates, which are CENIC’s founding and governing members. Charter Associates include the California K–12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s public libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, the Naval Postgraduate School and USC. The directors meet six times per year to guide the organization, set policy, and make decisions about its future direction.

Save The Date: CENIC 2018 Annual Conference

Save the date for CENIC’s 2018 Annual Conference. The Right Connection will take place March 4-7, 2018, in Monterey, Calif.

Look for the conference venue and additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Crista Souza is the TechEDge News Editor