Annual Institute 2019






After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1991, and gaining experience in the business world, Ray landed at Choate Rosemary Hall. At Choate, he had a distinguished 23-year career in admission. His travels across the country and abroad as an admission representative have given him a depth of perspective on education. He served in a variety of roles on campus, including coaching, dorm advising and serving on several committees. He spent the last 14 years at Choate as Director of Admission and Financial Aid. In Spring 2016, he was honored to win Choate’s Johannes Van Straalen award for distinguished teaching, given by the Choate student council. In 2004, Ray completed his Master’s degree at Wesleyan University, where he furthered his knowledge in applicant assessment through his study of psychology and assessment tools, including Dr. Robert Sternberg’s “Successful Intelligence.” He has gained national recognition for his work in assessment and innovative practices, giving presentations across the country and internationally. In 2014, he was honored with SSATB’s Bretnall award for significant contributions to the admission field. Ray has served as Chair of SSATB’s Think Tank on the Future of Assessment and Co-Chair of the development of the Character Skills Assessment. He served on the Board of Trustees of AISAP and in July 2016, formalized his role with AISAP and now serves as Director of AISAP’s Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership.