Nyree Gray serves as the Assistant Vice President / Chief Civil Rights Officer at Claremont McKenna College, where she is tasked with developing the overall diversity and inclusion for the College. In addition, she provides oversight and management over the College's civil rights-related policies, education and training programs and investigation and grievance procedures related to discrimination and harassment, including gender-based violence, and provides counsel on compliance with NCAA guidelines and Title IX compliance.
Prior to CMC, Nyree served as Associate Professor of Law and Dean of Students and Diversity Affairs at Southwestern Law School, where she provided academic advising and personal counseling to law students; taught in the areas of race and the law; interviewing, counseling, and negotiating; administered policies regarding academic attrition; in addition to supporting the recruitment, retention, personal development and successful academic matriculation of students from various racial, ethnic, cultural, and/or other diverse backgrounds.
Nyree has received the following distinctions: Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2005, 2006, and 2007; Selected as Alumna of the Year by the Women’s Law Association (2011), Outstanding Alumna of the Year by the Black Law Students Association (2016), California State Bar Organizational Diversity Award (2013), and Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award (2012 & 2013). She is the co-author of a book that was released with Carolina Academic Press entitled Win or Go Home (2016), a guide to competitive negotiations.