Rosemary Gray, Ed.D.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office: JBK, Room 133G Dr. Rosemary Gray is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at West Texas A&M University. She was selected and appointed to this position August 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, she served as Equity and Diversity Officer/Title VI Coordinator, ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 2011-2012, Vice President of Special Services and Equity/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at McNeese State University from 2004-2011, Social Equity Officer and Assistant Director of Human Resources at Radford University from 2001-2004, Equity and Diversity Officer at the University of Scranton from 1999-2001, and Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Development, Multicultural Affairs, Intercultural Affairs, and Institutional Research, and Associate Dean of Campus Activities at Emory & Henry College from 1994-1999.
In addition to her current and previous administrative positions, she has served as a public school teacher of English and department chair, adjunct faculty, and instructor at various public schools, community colleges, and universities in the District of Columbia, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has also served as a diversity consultant to public schools, city governments, a state task force on African American males, and has chaired university diversity task forces, advisory groups, and a committee on Black graduation rates for Black student-athletes. Dr. Gray has presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and other national, regional, and local diversity conferences.
In her role as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and with expertise in minority student development and minority faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and development, Dr. Gray is primarily responsible for developing and coordinating a University wide diversity and inclusion strategic plan in accordance with the University Strategic Plan and working with each of the University’s five colleges and Graduate School as well as departments, groups, and offices to introduce and put the plan into practice across campus. She will also work to promote and increase diversity and inclusion through campus collaborations to support recruitment and retention of under-served and underrepresented students as well as helping with efforts to build a diverse faculty and staff at WT.
Dr. Gray is a past national secretary for the Catholic Jesuit Multicultural Association for Catholic Jesuit Universities and past chair of the City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Leadership Team for Community and Race Relations. Prior to joining West Texas A&M University, she was a Regional Chair for the University of Louisiana System’s Louisiana Center for Women and Government, a member of the Lake Charles Commission on Women, and received a 2010 Louisiana Most Powerful Woman Award from the National Council on Diversity. Dr. Gray has consulted for local, state, and regional public schools and colleges on diversity, recruitment, and retention of minority students, faculty, and staff in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee and has served as a trustee for Morristown College and Knoxville College, chairing the academic affairs and student affairs committee, and was Secretary for the Judson S. Hill Foundation.
Her community interests are health education and revitalization of minority communities economically and educationally and multicultural awareness training and skill-based diversity training for increased understanding of the benefits of workforce diversity.
Dr. Gray is a native of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee and holds an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from Morristown College, a B.A. Degree in English from Emory & Henry College, a M.A. Degree in Education from Catholic University, and an Ed.D. Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Gray has one son, William S. Bundy, II, Morehouse College, B.A., English, McNeese State University, M.A.T., Education, who teaches Fourth Grade Reading for the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston.