1 January 1929
Eva Burrows - Doctor of the University
Following in her parents' footsteps, Eva Burrows devoted her life to service in the Salvation Army, eventually rising to the international head of the organisation (General) in 1986. Born in 1929 in Newcastle (Australia) she completed secondary school at Brisbane State High, and received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland in 1950. Burrows travelled the world working for the Salvation Army predominantly as a teacher (later in school principal roles) before filling several international senior management roles with the organisation during the 1970's and early 1980's. She was recognised and honoured around the world for her decades of tireless effort to bring education opportunities to those in developing countries. In 1994, Griffith University joined the organisations to bestow meritorious honours upon her and made Eva Burrows a Doctor of the University.