Dave Jent

Dave E. Jent

Associate Vice President, Networks

Managing Director, Indiana GigaPOP

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

For more than 20 years, Dave Jent has worked at Indiana University in all aspects of network design, installation, project management, and strategy. This network background provides his foundation for leading senior technical staff and managing complex network engineering issues, and for maintaining critical relationships with the National Research and Education Network community.

Jent oversees the engineering team for IU's Global Research Network Operations Center, and serves as executive director of I-Light and the Indiana GigaPOP. Jent has previously been project manager for the Next Generation Abilene Router (NGAR) deployment project, and for the installation of dark fiber between Bloomington, Indianapolis, and West Lafayette. He has a BS in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University.