Cliff Frost named UH System director of Technology Infrastructure

University of Hawaiʻi
David Lassner, (808) 956-3501
Information Technology Services
Posted: May 12, 2009

HONOLULU — Cliff Frost has been named director of Technology Infrastructure for the University of Hawaiʻi System, according to David Lassner, UH vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer.

"We are pleased to have a person of Cliff‘s talents and wide experience join us at UH and help us meet the technological challenges of the future," Lassner said. "He will be a valuable asset to ITS."

Frost will begin his new position in July. He comes to UH following a 30-year career at the University of California at Berkeley, where he held a variety of positions, most recently as director of Infrastructure Services. During his time there, the internet grew from a few dozen interconnected computers nationwide to more than fifty thousand on the Berkeley campus alone.

Frost started his career at UC Berkeley working part time in the Computer Center in 1979 while he was a graduate student in Biostatics. After getting his master's degree, he continued in various roles, working as a general Unix and VM/CMS consultant initially and subsequently as a systems programmer for a UC Berkeley/IBM joint study. He then joined a network group, which supported multiple networking technologies and protocols, and had an active role in developing regional and national networking initiatives, including the NSF-funded Bay Area Regional Research Network (BARRNet) and BITNET.

In 1992, Frost joined Berkeley's management ranks as supervisor of the Network Services group. While there, he implemented services that are still a vital part of its environment such as the Kerberos authentication system, IP multicast, ARP cache recording, and more. In 1996, he became the interim director of Data Communication and Network Services (DCNS), and in 1997, was hired to combine DCNS with the campus Telecom unit. In 2006, he became director of Infrastructure Services.

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