Nyree Gray, CMC's Title IX coordinator and chief civil rights officer, was named the 2016 Outstanding Alumna of the Year by the Black Law Students Assn. of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Gray, a 1999 graduate of Southwestern, practiced law in the employment discrimination area for several years before being appointed as Southwestern’s first director of diversity affairs in 2007. In that role, she increased the number of minority students at Southwestern and implemented successful programs and initiatives that improved the retention and success of all students. In 2010 she was named associate dean/dean of students and diversity affairs and created several new programs including the Dean’s Fellows, who provide individual upper division student advisors for first-year students.
Gray was hired by CMC in 2014, becoming the college's first full time Title IX coordinator. In the role, she is responsible for making sure the institution meets its federal civil rights obligations for preventing discrimination and harassment.