An institution in Houston and Bolivar was honored at the Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 14th annual Burgundy Ball in Bolivar, which helped raise money for the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center. Five persons were recognized, including Charlotte Gray.

Former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, headlined the evening, sharing stories about politics, travel and the South. The story of Robbie Bryant, cancer center patient, was also featured.

Gray has been a leader in higher education for more than 20 years. As the president of Texas County Technical College in Houston for 22 years, and the president of its sister school, Bolivar Technical College, for 12 years, Gray educates tomorrow’s healthcare workers.

A native of Mesa, Ariz., Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the University of Phoenix. She also completed doctoral studies toward a doctorate in higher education leadership from North Central University, Mountain View, Calif.

Gray is a member of the board of directors for both Bolivar Technical College and Texas County Technical College, and is a 2004 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Innovation in Education. She previously served as an elected board member of Ozark Action in West Plains, and was a board member for Newborns in Need, Houston. Gray and her husband, Bill, have two children.

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