Fisher College Names Dr. Alan Ray Its 9th President

NEC member Fisher College, located in Boston’s Back Bay, has announced its new president, Dr. Alan Ray, a distinguished leader in higher education.

Dr. Ray holds degrees from St. Thomas Seminary College in Denver, the University of California, as well as Harvard University and has practiced law in California and Massachusetts.  He has also held leadership positions at the University of New Hampshire and Harvard before becoming president of Elmhurst College in Illinois, where he served for the past seven years.  Under his leadership, Elmhurst was ranked as one of the top 10 masters-degree-granting colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.  Raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Ray is also an active citizen of the Cherokee Nation and was appointed by President Barack Obama to the 15-member National Advisory Council on Indian Education in 2010.

“I recognized the minute I saw the open position that this was a college with the mission, location, and resources needed to achieve great things; in short, a college I wanted to lead,” said Dr. Ray. “I look forward to many years of collaboration with the entire Fisher College community, its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as with the Boston region’s civic organizations, state and local governments, and regional businesses, as together we work to realize the full potential of this remarkable school.”

The New England Council congratulates Fisher College on the naming of their new president and wishes Dr. Alan Ray the best in his new role.  Read more on Fisher News.

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