After 41 years in higher education, I retired from my position as CIO for the University of Central Missouri in 2010 where I had served since 1996. This was after holding teaching and administrative positions at 6 other institutions including my undergraduate institution, the University of Arkansas, along with The Medical College of Wisconsin and the statewide higher education system of South Dakota. The PhD from the UGA has allowed me to pursue my many interests throughout my career, both in teaching(statistics, mathematics, and computer science) and administrative roles in both the academic and technology areas. I am very grateful to the UGA and the Department of Statistics for these opportunities. My wife Jan and I have retired to southern Colorado and are enjoying all this area has to offer as well as traveling extensively. I am also actively involved in the local community including helping math and science students in the local high school both with tutoring and by substituting in their math department.
R. Russell Helm (PhD 1970)