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Jayawardhana elected to national office

Ananda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University’s Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.

Ananda Jayawardhana mug shotAnanda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University’s Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.

Jayawardhana was instrumental in the establishment in 2012 of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American-Statistical-Association-affiliated MU Sigma Rho national statistics honorary society, which includes Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Emporia State University, Washburn University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Central Missouri.

Mu Sigma Rho’s purpose is to promote and encourage scholarly activity in statistics and the recognition of outstanding achievement among students in eligible academic institutions.

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