MS-CC Events, Workshops, and Public Engagements

EDUCAUSE 2022 Conference in Denver, Colorado

MS-CC Leadership Council members presented at the EDUCAUSE 2022 Conference on the MS-CC's vision, the diverse community of institutions it serves, and its holistic approach to enabling IT for research on the campuses of HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and other MSIs.

A man standing and smiling next to people sitting in a row smiling at EDUCAUSE 2022.

A team representing the MS-CC Leadership Council gave a presentation on Oct. 26, 2022, during the EDUCAUSE 2022 Conference.


Panelists from L to R: Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Director; Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2; Leah Kraus, Chief Information Officer at North Carolina Central University; Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost and Interim Chief Information Officer at University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and Bobby Clark, Director, CCIT Procurement & IT Vendor Management at Clemson University.

People sitting at a round table listening to speakers at EDUCAUSE 2022.

Chief information officers and higher education leaders listened to the MS-CC presentation on Oct. 26, 2022, during the EDUCAUSE 2022 Conference. The session was titled Minority Serving Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC): Doing Together What We Can't Do Alone, and presented the MS-CC’s vision and holistic approach to enabling IT for research on the campuses of HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and other MSIs.

2022 HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C.

The MS-CC and Internet2 convened HBCU leaders – Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents of Research, Vice Presidents of Teaching and Learning, and Chief Information Officers – for a special gathering focused on advancing cyberinfrastructure for HBCUs ahead of the 2022 National HBCU Week Conference. A total of 46 attendees representing 15 HBCUs, MS-CC leadership, Internet2 Trustees, and Internet2 leadership attended the gathering.

Group photo of people smiling at the HBCU Week Gathering.

Group photo taken at the conclusion of the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2022.

A woman stands and speaks in front of a group of people who are sitting down about MS-CC

Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2, welcomes distinguished guests during the HBCU Week Gathering ahead of the 2022 National HBCU Week Conference in Washington, D.C.

A woman standing and speaking to people who are sitting down at tables at the HBCU Week Gathering

Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, President at Dillard University, speaking with presidents and chief information officers during the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2022.

A number of men and women are seated at long tables that are stacked with paper and folders at the HBCU Week Gathering.

HBCU Presidents, Chancellors, and Chief Information Officers were among the attendees at the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2022.

A man standing in front, speaking about MS-CC to people sitting in chairs.

Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego, and Internet2 Board of Trustees Chair speaking to Presidents, Chancellors, and Chief Information Officers during the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C.

People seated at tables listen to a woman and man discuss MS-CC.

Ana Hunsinger, Interent2 Vice President of Community Engagement, and Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Program Director, presenting about the MS-CC during the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2022.

The two men are standing side by side and talking to each other at the HBCU Week Gathering

Howard Pfeffer, CEO of Internet2, and Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost and Interim Chief Information Officer at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and MS-CC Leadership Council Member, at the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Two men and a woman are standing while looking at each other and talking at the HBCU Week Gathering

Dr. Gregory Washington, President of George Mason University and Internet2 Board of Trustees Member, and Robert Seniors, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Services at Florida A&M University, enjoyed great conversations during the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Group photo of people smiling at the HBCU Week Gathering

Group photo of the MS-CC’s Leadership Council and Internet2 team. From L-to-R: Lanika Starks, Director of Grants Administration at Internet2; Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost and Interim Chief Information Officer at University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Dr. Deborah Dent, Chief Information Officer at Jackson State University; Tom Jackson, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at North Carolina A&T State University; Dr. Damian Clarke, Chief Data Officer at Tennessee State University; Leah Kraus, Chief Information Officer at North Carolina Central University; Joey Brenn, Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Claflin University; Bobby Clark, Director, CCIT Procurement & IT Vendor Management at Clemson University; Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2; and Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Director.

Group photo of people smiling at the HBCU Week Gathering

From L-to-R: Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2; Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr., President at American Baptist College; Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, President at Dillard University; Howard Pfeffer, CEO at Internet2; and Lawrence Williams, MS-CC Director at the conclusion of the HBCU Week Gathering in Washington, D.C.