Committee Details

Committee on Minorities in Statistics

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To foster greater participation in statistics by members of minority groups that have historically been under-represented in the field of statistics. Encourage research to develop, evaluate and implement policies and interventions to improve the condition of minority populations in the U.S.


The committee has nine members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed each year by the President Elect for three year terms. One of the members is appointed (when necessary) by the President Elect to serve as the Chair.

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Usher, Therri
Chair (2023 - 2023)
Butler, Emily
Vice-Chair (2023 - 2023)
Coles, Adrian
Past-Chair (2023 - 2023)
Bailey, Brittney
Member (2023 - 2025)
Butler, Emily
Member (2020 - 2025)
Coles, Adrian
Member (2018 - 2024)
Exum, Portia
Member (2021 - 2026)
Patel, Vivak
Member (2023 - 2025)
Simpson, Felicia
Member (2018 - 2023)
Thomas, Michael
Member (2019 - 2024)
Town, Machell
Member (2019 - 2024)
Usher, Therri
Member (2020 - 2023)
LaLonde, Donna
Staff Liaison (2015 - 2023)