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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New NLR Board Chair: Kurt Snodgrass, Oklahoma State Regents

NLR is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Snodgrass, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Telecommunications with the Oklahoma State Regents, as Chairman of NLR's Board of Directors. Please see news release available at:

Snodgrass, also the Chief Operating Officer of longtime NLR member OneNet, Oklahoma's telecommunications network for education and government, has served on the NLR Board for many years and in various capacities.

"With his deep roots in both regional networks and information technology, Kurt Snodgrass is very well positioned to help guide NLR as it embarks on its next chapters as the network for advanced research and innovation," said outgoing chair Erv Blythe, VP, Information Technology, Virginia Tech. Blythe is stepping down to pursue a new strategic initiative for the university related to the convergence of technologies and protocols utilized for cyber and physical security.

According to Snodgrass, he is looking forward "to working with the NLR Board, staff and member organizations to harness NLR's unique capabilities to support the adoption of new technologies, applications and public/private partnerships that will grow opportunities for NLR members and move our nation to the forefront in network technologies and telecommunications."