She was well versed in it and she was passionate about it and always reminded us of how we got here" and how far society at large has yet to go in that area. Clayton came to Waterloo-Cedar Falls in 1989 and was named to the faculty in 1991 after having served as an adjunct instructor. Prior to that, the Cleveland native had worked at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and at Alabama State University. At UNI she also had served as an associate dean in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Webster Clayton IV said his mother held multiple doctoral degrees. She also had done consulting work for businesses and served on KBBG's advisory board. Contemporaries also remembered Clayton as a role model of moral support for working women. "I can't tell you how much her passing has affected me," said Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer at UNI. "She was someone I admired in so many ways. I used to call her for child-rearing advice, career advice, life advice.
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