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NISS Board of Trustees Named for 2008-09 Fiscal Year


The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced its Board of Trustees members for the Fiscal 2008-2009 year. The Board approved the new members unanimously. Members of the board serve three-year terms. Jim Landwehr of Avaya Laboratories was named the new Chairman of the Board.

Research Triangle Park, NC, July 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced its Board of Trustees members for the Fiscal 2008-2009 year. The Board approved the new members unanimously. Members of the board serve three-year terms.

Joining the NISS Board of Trustees are:

Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue University
Keith Soper, Merck
Clifford Spiegelman, Texas A&M University
Michael Kosorok, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Rosenberger, Pennsylvania State University

The new executive committee includes:

James Landwehr, Avaya Laboratories, who will serve as chairman
Jessica M. Utts, University of California Davis, who will serve as vice chair
Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue University
Keith Soper, Merck
Linda J. Young, University of Florida
Leland Wilkinson, Systat
John Rolph, University of Southern California

Landwehr and Utts replace Vijay Nair and Leland Wilkinson who served as chair and vice chair of the Board respectively from 2004-2008.

“We expect to grow as an organization this year. With the new addition to our facility underway, new staff members and more programs, we expect that NISS will be more well-known than it has been in the past. Our Board of Trustees will do an excellent job helping us to move into these new directions,” remarked Alan Karr, director of NISS.

NISS expects to have the 11,782 square foot addition to its building completed in October.

About NISS
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences was established in 1990 by the national statistics societies and the Research Triangle universities and organizations, with the mission to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact, cross- disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences. The mission of NISS is to: perform and stimulate cross-disciplinary research involving statistics; confront complex, data-driven scientific problems of national importance; and provide career development opportunities for statisticians and scientists, especially those in the formative stages of their careers.
For more information about NISS, please visit the website at: www.niss.org.

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