Mears Elected to National Board of Governors of Mathematical Association of America

(Bradenton, Fla., July 14, 2010) — Dr. Mike Mears, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton provost and vice president of baccalaureate programs, has been selected to a three-year term as governor of the Florida Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Mears is the first governor selected from the Florida College System since the inception of MAA’s Florida Section 44 years ago.

MAA is the largest professional society to support education, research and professional development at the undergraduate level. Its members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and others in academia, government, business, and industry.

As governor of the Florida Section of MAA, Mears will serve as the primary representative for the section, review and approve the budget, approve policy and bylaw changes, and oversee MAA’s programs for grants, publications, prizes and awards.

He has previously served as president of the Florida Section of the MAA and president of the Florida Two Year College Mathematical Association. Mears joined the SCF faculty in 1979 and served as chair of the math, science and computer science department and dean of the Division of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Business.

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