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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Decision Sciences Institute Executive Director Carol Latta on June 3, 2013. Since 1977 and her appointment as executive director in 1986, Carol worked tirelessly for the Institute. Her administrative leadership and organizational skills were instrumental in DSI becoming recognized as a premier academic association. Through her selfless and gracious demeanor, she was a true friend and colleague to all Institute officers and members with whom she served.

See a remembrance of Carol below from DSI Past President Ken Kendall. You are also invited to visit the family's online guestbook. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

At the DSI Board meeting held June 8-9, immediate past president E. Powell Robinson of the University of Houston was appointed interim executive director.

Congratulations to Newly Elected 2013-14 DSI Officers

Marc Schniederjans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Funda Sahin, University of Houston

Functional Vice Presidents

Vice President for Global Activities
Jatinder (Jeet) N. D. Gupta, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Vice President for Marketing
Xenophon Koufteros, Texas A&M University-College Station

Vice President for Member Services
Robert Pavur, University of North Texas

Vice President for Professional Development
Rebecca Duray, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Vice President for Publications
Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University

Vice President for Technology
`Jon Jasperson, Texas A&M University-College Station


Division Vice Presidents

Vice President for Americas Division
Janet L. Hartley, Bowling Green State University

Vice President for Asia-Pacific Division
Stuart C. Orr, Deakin University-Australia

Vice President for the European Division
Gyula Vastag, University of Pannonia

The ballot tabulation was audited and verified by DATAMATX, Inc. Atlanta GA.


Decision Sciences Journal archives now online

We are pleased to announce that every issue of Decision Sciences Journal back to 1970 is now live on Blackwell Synergy at


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