Executive Council

The GPN Executive Council is the governing body of the Great Plains Network. The Council consists of one representative from each state. The state member is selected by the regular member Institutional Representatives of that state in a manner and for a term of their own choosing. The Executive Council members meet via regularly scheduled teleconferences on even months and meet face-to-face approximately three times per year.

Cheryl Tiahrt
Chief Information Officer
University of South Dakota
Gary Allen
System Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Missouri
Cort Buffington
Executive Director
Steve Fulkerson
Executive Director
Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network
Vonley Royal
Chief Information Officer for Higher Education and Executive Director for OneNet
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Michael Ruhrdanz
Director, Information Technology Services
University of Nebraska, Lincoln