About the President
Dr. Sandra C. Gray assumed the president’s position at Asbury University on July 1, 2007 after fulfilling one year as the University’s provost. She has been a member of the faculty at Asbury University as a professor of business management since 1989.
Throughout her career, Dr. Gray has served on numerous boards and planning committees. She was vice-chair of the faculty from 2003-2005 and provost at the University in 2006-07. In 2005, she led the University’s first business-related student trip intended to impart basic business skills for community members in Choluteca, Honduras. This opportunity has become an annual trip for students in this discipline.
She continued to pursue education, teaching courses on international trade and financial markets in Russia, China and Austria. Her research interests resulted in several invitations to lecture internationally. During her spring 2002 sabbatical, Dr. Gray taught at the International University of Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Gray received her Ph.D. in public administration and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky in 1997 and 1984, respectively. After earning her undergraduate degree in business and economics, she completed numerous post-secondary education courses from the University of South Carolina, the Economics University of Vienna in Austria, the University of Colorado and the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her appointments at Asbury University, Dr. Gray worked in the banking industry, giving her a broad understanding of the Lexington business community.
Dr. Gray is actively involved in Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. She has served as chair of the church’s finance committee and she and her husband, Ken, have taught a Sunday school class for young married couples. She and Ken, an architect in Lexington, reside in Nicholasville, Kentucky.