The statistical community is celebrating this week the news of Sally C Morton being named as dean for Virginia Tech College of Science . Morton will join a growing list of statisticians who are or have been in senior university administration positions, signifying the growing recognition of the importance of statistics to improving science:
Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Dean, School of Public Health, UCLA (1985- 2000)
Syed Ejaz Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University
David B. Allison, Associate Dean for Science, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mark Becker, President, Georgia...