Betty Smith

Betty Smith’s been married to Larry, the star of the movie, for thirty-seven years. She’s family caregiver for Larry. She’s an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota and Associate Director of the Farber Center for Civic Leadership. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. She’s served as the chief administrative officer for a city in Connecticut, as District Director for former Congressman Bruce A. Morrison, and as Democratic Committee Chair for the Town of Durham, CT. She’s served as Chair of the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission, founder of Leadership Vermillion and as a strategic planning facilitator for many local communities and governments.