I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees, at its meeting of  Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, approved the appointment of Dr. Jay Rosen, Professor of Mathematics, as Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Rosen earned a BA in Mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University. Dr. Rosen has published more than 100 refereed articles, a monograph published by the American Mathematics Society, and a co-authored book published by Cambridge University Press. His refereed works have appeared in the top-rated journals of his field such as Annals of Probability, Annales Institute Henri Poincare, Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, and Annals of Mathematics.

Dr. Rosen has earned an international reputation in the field of probability theory. In 2005, he became a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in recognition of contributions to the development and application of mathematical statistics. He is an extremely accomplished mathematician with a record of more than 30 years of continuous funding by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.

In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Rosen has been an outstanding teacher and a mentor to many other professors of mathematics and we applaud him for his outstanding accomplishments.