Mr. Ray leads a team of qualified individuals focused on developing analysis to support academic, administrative, and strategic planning functions. In this role, Mr. Ray led a successful conversion of the student information system to a new platform, CampusVue, which fully integrates all College activities to enhance student services and provide consistent, reliable real-time information to students, faculty, and staff. Since joining the Galen team in 2007, Mr. Ray also has served as Vice President of Finance (2007-2009), Chief Operating Officer (2009-2011), and Vice President of Institutional Planning and Analysis. As part of a collaborative team, Mr. Ray helped to drive the creation of Galen’s current mission statement and strategic plan.
Mr. Ray is a CPA with Big 4 experience, and worked in several senior financial leadership roles across a variety of institutions before coming to Galen. He was Manager of Strategic Planning for Lexmark International, a Fortune 500 publicly traded company, and was Regional Controller for 5 years at Constellation Energy, a Fortune 200 Company. His background includes experience in strategic planning, information systems, leadership, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Ray is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration.