G. Rex Bryce has been named chairman of the Brigham Young University department of statistics.
Bryce, a member of the BYU faculty since 1972, will replace Lee J. Hendrix, who will return to full-time teaching after serving nine years as department chairman."The department has experienced considerable growth during Dr. Hendrix's tenure," said Bryce. "The number of undergraduate degrees awarded has grown from an average of 10 or 12 a year to more than 50 for the last two years.
"New undergraduate degrees have been added, and the graduate program has seen considerable growth as well, with 12 to 13 master's degrees awarded each year for the past five years," he said.
A BYU alumnus, Bryce received a doctorate in statistics from the University of Kentucky. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the only member of the association in Utah and one of only two members in the Intermountain West.
Bryce is a member of the American Society for Quality Control, and has worked as a consultant for more than 35 years with such diverse industries as sporting goods, integrated circuits and aircraft engines to help manufacturers improve the quality of their products and the productivity of their people.