Hall of Leaders - 2008

Paul W. Ladenson

Currently Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; John Eager Howard Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Director – Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Professor, Department of Medicine – Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Recognized as one of a handful of worldwide experts in endocrinology and metabolism and is sought after for consultation by practitioners and experts worldwide.

Continues clinical patient treatment on a daily basis serving the very top leaders in our country as well as the very poorest and sickest.

Lectures frequently on the most current and complicated aspects of the thyroid – his major area of expertise.

Authored or co-authored many books and articles, some of which are the standards of medical schools and practitioners.

Graduate of Oxford University and Harvard Medical School.

Roger Gafke

Currently serves as Director of Program Development for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and is Professor Emeritus at the MU School of Journalism.

Expanded the international programs and relationships for the School of Journalism: Provided training programs in Doha, Qatar; faculty advisor for the International School of Media and Entertainment Studies in Delhi, India; coordinator for international journalists in a fellowship program at MU.

Served as MU Vice Chancellor for Development, University, and Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Created videos and web-based training programs, a commercial web site, and an award-winning web and e-mail solicitation project.

Wrote a history of the CPS District, published by the district in 1978.

Founding board member of Columbia Public Schools Foundation.

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