Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Statistical Science

Dr. U. Narayan Bhat passed away March 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Dr. U. Narayan Bhat passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  Dr. Bhat served SMU for 38 years, beginning in June 1969 as associate professor, Statistical Science and Operations Research in Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences.  He was promoted to full Professor in 1971 and served as department chair in multiple academic areas.  Dr. Bhat’s administrative roles include associate dean of the School of Engineering, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Acting Dean and Dean ad interim, Dedman College, and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.  He retired in June 2007 as Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science and Operations Research. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Bhat.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gift be made to the Statistical Science department at Southern Methodist University in Dedman College. To make a gift online, please follow this link. For gifts by check, please make payable to Southern Methodist University and in the memo line add “Statistical Science/Bhat” to ensure that your gift is placed in the appropriate account. Checks can be mailed to:

SMU | Dedman College

Att: Clayton Ellis

P.O. Box 750235

Dallas, Texas 75275