Minority Serving Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC): Doing Together What We Can't Do Alone

Wednesday, October 26 | 11:15AM–12:00PM MT | Mile High Ballroom 2A3A, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session

The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) strives to enable shared capabilities, tools, assessments, and resources for the institutions that come together through the MS-CC. This includes historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and other minority serving institutions (MSIs). The MS-CC, in partnership with Internet2, received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support this vision: nearly $3 million over two years to fund a Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot in 2021 (NSF Award # 2137123), and nearly $15 million over five years to support accelerating cyberinfrastructure-centric research capacity at HBCUs and TCUs through proof-of-concept grants and shared resources in 2022 (NSF Award # 2234326). This NSF support and investment in the MS-CC speaks to its ability to effect change and make a difference in ensuring that students and faculty at HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and other MSIs have access to expertise, research facilities, and graduate-level curricula, especially in STEM fields. Join MS-CC Leadership Council members during this breakout session to learn more about the MS-CC, its 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.


  • Bobby Clark

    Director, CCIT Procurement & Vendor Managemernt, Clemson University
  • Deborah Dent

    CIO, Jackson State University
  • Ana Hunsinger

    Vice President, Community Engagement, Internet2
  • Leah Kraus

    Retired CIO, EDUCAUSE Alumni
  • Urban Wiggins

    Vice Provost, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Lawrence Williams