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Marty Ray serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and as Assistant Secretary of the Corporation at Tufts University. In his role, he directs the operations of the President’s Office while advising the President on policy, procedural and operational issues.  He facilitates matters within the senior leadership team, coordinates strategic initiatives, represents the President on University-wide committees, engages with a broad array of University constituents, and manages special projects.

Prior to Tufts, Dr. Ray was Director of University Development Strategy at Harvard University Alumni Affairs and Development for eight years supporting the advancement strategy and engagement operations for Presidents Drew Faust and Larry Bacow and also for Provost Alan Garber.  He began his career at the Boston Red Sox where he spent a decade in Ballpark Entertainment, Media Relations, and Public Affairs.  Dr. Ray received his doctorate from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, two master’s degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Extension School, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.


August 21, 2020.