Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, has joined the Reasoning Mind Board of Advisors. Cerf contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.
Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. He served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American
Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery and chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified him as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People.”
Rob Klapper has also joined the Reasoning Mind Board of Advisors. Rob is a higher education leader deeply committed to ensuring that students have access to relevant, flexible, affordable career-focused education opportunities. He is currently CEO of Ashworth College, an online school educating 65,000 traditionally under-served students with a unique model that enables students to graduate debt-free. Rob and his team have transformed Ashworth by focusing on students and their outcomes. This customer-centric discipline has enabled Rob to drive revitalizations at an early-stage lifelong learning venture, One Day University, as well as a mid-stage online financial services firm, insurance.com.
Rob’s strategic, customer-focused approach was honed during long stints in Marketing and General Management at Colgate-Palmolive and Charles Schwab. During his 14-year tenure at Schwab, Rob helped the company grow 10X by launching new businesses, building Schwab’s brand image, and establishing the firm’s online presence.
Rob is on Junior Achievement’s Global Council, serves as an advisor to several early-stage CEOs, and has been on the Board of several education and financial services companies. Rob earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College.
Reasoning Mind is thrilled to welcome Vinton G. Cerf and Rob Klapper to our Board of Advisors. We look forward to their advice and guidance as we work to provide all students with a first-rate math education.