Interland, a provider of web hosting and online services, has named former Georgia Tech President John Crecine to its board of directors.

Currently, Crecine serves as chief executive officer of B.P.T. Inc. and as chief financial officer of Islandless Network. From 1987 to 1994, he served as president of Georgia Tech.

Prior to relocating to Georgia, Crecine served as senior vice president and provost at Carnegie Mellon, his alma mater, where he founded the Inter-university Consortium for Educational Computing, an association of research universities. He also served as dean of the Carnegie Mellon College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Crecine’s career began at the University of Michigan, where in 1968 he established the country’s first program in public policy. While at Michigan, he served as an economist, statistician, and consultant to the federal government, and worked as an economist with the RAND Corporation.

“Pat is a true pioneer who brings an enviable track record of successes in both technology and public policy to Interland’s board of directors,” said Joel Kocher, chairman and CEO of Interland. “We look forward to working with him, and know his unique mix of experience will help us as we continue to break new ground in how businesses use the power of the Internet to create online success.”