Bristol Community College names new Dean of Bristol Attleboro CampusJanet V. Ray - Attleboro Dean

Janet V. Ray, of Greenville, RI, has been named Dean of the Bristol Community College Attleboro Campus. Janet comes to Bristol after serving as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sophomore Dean, Director of International Student Success and Adjunct Instructor at Providence College in Providence, RI.

She received her Associate of Science in tourism and travel marketing from Barbados Community College in Christ Church, Barbados. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in travel tourism management, Master of Business Administration in global business leadership with a concentration in financial management and Doctorate Degree in Education in educational leadership, from Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI.

Dr. Ray will utilize her experience to direct the advancement of the Attleboro Campus, including fostering a student-centered educational environment responsive to the needs of our students' unique needs, as well as the recruitment and retention of Attleboro students. In her new role, she will continue to build relationships with community organizations and leaders to develop new collaborations that foster a college-going culture in the Attleboro region. She will lead strategic planning efforts for the Attleboro Campus while developing innovations consistent with the college’s strategic goals and work closely with the Bristol Community College Foundation on the Attleboro Campus Capital Campaign. Dr. Ray will begin her new role at Bristol Community College on September 13, 2021.

Dr. Ray became Providence College's Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sophomore Dean, Director of International Student Success in August 2016. She also served as the Interim Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Student Success from October 2019 to February 2021. In addition to her roles at Providence College, Dr. Ray has previously served as Associate Director, International Student Advisor and Study Abroad Advisor, at Wheaton College, in Norton.

Dr. Ray has also participated in several professional organizations within higher education including NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).