It's a proud day for LSU-Shreveport, as one of its mathematics professors has been chosen as the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Governor.

Dr. Judith Covington, an active member of the MAA, said each governor serves a three-year term and the section represents Louisiana and Mississippi.

"As a governor, I will serve on the board of governors and we oversee the activities of the national organization," said Dr. Covington in an LSUS news release. "The board meets one day before the January and August meetings to discuss current business and to approve the decisions of the many MAA committees. I am also responsible for keeping open lines of communication between the section and the national organization. I will also be appointed to serve on at least one committee."

Dr. Covington served as an at-large governor for teacher education from 2009 to 2012. These are governor positions that are elected by the Board of Governors to represent certain groups in the organization.

"It is an honor to have been selected," Dr. Covington said. "I am proud to have been chosen by the MAA members in our section to represent them at the national level. One of the invited speakers to our section meeting mentioned that we are the friendliest section, and it is my goal to make sure this remains constant."

Dr. Covington has been teaching at LSUS for 23 years. Last year, she was awarded the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the MAA.

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