Since its inception, Dr. Anne Deaton has been the Griffiths Leadership Society's advocate, mentor, and dear friend. She has served as first lady of the University of Missouri, Director of the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Deputy Director of the Missouri Division of Aging and has held numerous academic leadership roles with MU's schools and colleges.
Throughout her meaningful career, Dr. Deaton has exemplified the values of service and leadership demonstrated by Martha Wright Griffiths, for whom the Griffiths Leadership Society is named. Thus the current members were honored to establish this fund as a tribute to Dr. Deaton's impact on this great university, and ensure that other collegiate women will have professional development opportunities that foster such values. We invite you to make a gift in her honor today.