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.