Kenya Gray is a Senior Relationship Manager at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), in Washington, DC. She joined the UNCF after working for the DC Public Charter School system as a college and career counselor. With more than 15 years in education under her belt, Kenya is a seasoned professional in ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives by attending college.
At UNCF, Kenya’s work is focused on managing a multi-million dollar scholarship portfolio from a vast array of donors. These programs assist the UNCF with its north star of sending students to and through college. In addition to her managerial experience at the UNCF, Kenya has served in many leadership roles in the alumnae association of her undergraduate institution, Bennett College. Currently she serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic Region of the Bennett College National Alumnae Association and as the immediate past president of the Metro DC Bennett College Alumnae Chapter. Her passion is ensuring students are exposed to the vast array of HBCUs across the country and works tirelessly to ensure that students are aware of their existence and the possibilities to find a home there.
In addition to her BA degree in Mass Communications from Bennett College, Kenya has two additional Master’s Degrees in Teaching and Public Relations from American University, Washington, DC. She is married to Terry Gray, a high school social studies teacher in the Prince George’s County Public Schools. They reside in Upper Marlboro, MD