After 30 years of service to the university, including 20 years with the department, Paul Brower retired (effective March 1, 2018). Paul joined the department when Tom Santner was chair and has played an important role ever since. He has been a strong advocate for the faculty, staff, and students and has run departmental affairs with great integrity. Among his recent coups is the upcoming renovation of the fourth floor of Cockins Hall -- without his efforts, the "renovation" would be far smaller than it will be. We are grateful for all Paul has done for the Department of Statistics and wish him the very best in his retirement. Congratulations, Paul!
(Paul Brower and some of our emeritus faculty celebrating his retirement.)