James W. Gray

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Vice President for Campus Operations
BS, Indiana University
JD, Indiana University

Jim Gray is vice president for operations at Brandeis University, overseeing facilities and grounds, public safety and police, environmental health and safety, sustainability, university services, dining services and conferencing and events. The goal of these departments, working separately and together, is to provide continuously improving service as efficiently as possible to the Brandeis community.

Prior to joining Brandeis, Gray has enjoyed challenging positions in commercial real estate development, management and construction as a senior vice president for Duke Realty Corporation, and for eight years as associate vice president in charge of Harvard Real Estate Services for Harvard University. Gray has also had senior level experience in the healthcare facilities and student housing arenas.

Gray’s career has included service on several nonprofit boards of directors, including Downtown Cincinnati Inc., the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Harvard Square Business Association, and the Findlay Market, Cincinnati’s historic downtown marketplace. Gray was also appointed by the Governor of the State of Indiana to serve as a member of the nine members Board of Trustees of Indiana University.

Gray holds a BS and JD from Indiana University. During his time at Indiana, Gray was also honored to serve as vice president of the student body and as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Council.