Kansas State University


Department of Statistics

Former Faculty Member Jim Hess has Passed Away

Jim Hess
Jim Hess

The Department of Statistics has learned that Jim Hess, who was a faculty member in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, has died after a year-long battle with cancer.  Jim did his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his graduate work at Southern Methodist University.  After teaching at K-State, Jim was a statistician on the technical staff of the DuPont Corporation for 15 years, then moved back to his family hometown of Carthage, Missouri, where he worked for Leggett & Platt for 17 years, retiring in 2012.