Comings and Goings Update: Get to Know Alex Ray
July 22, 2019
This summer, Alex Ray joined the HR Team as the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Analyst.
Get to know Alex in the following Q&A, and see the full Comings and Goings Update below.
Tell us a little about your background.
I grew up in NE Portland but I lived in New York City for many years working for Hunter College, part of the City University of New York system. Now my wife and I are back in SE and living the Portland life!
How did you first learn about Lewis & Clark?
Beyond Lewis & Clark being a Portland institution, my stepfather received his undergraduate from the College of Arts and Sciences. Growing up I attended many summer day camps on campus.
What is your role as HRIS Analyst?
I am primarily responsible for the upkeep and development of our HRIS system, Workday.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I spend a lot of my spare time painting and animating. Also, I try to make it out to the coast as often as possible.
Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:
Samuel Alper, on-call trip leader, College Outdoors; Robin Anderson, library student employment coordinator, Watzek Library; Jenn Burleton, TransActive Gender Project program director, Center for Community Engagement; Joseph Bushman, assistant coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Aaron Campbell, head track and field coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Krista Cickovski, administrative specialist, Center for Community Engagement; Hollie Elliott, interim associate vice president, CAS Admissions; Renato Felina, officer, Campus Safety; Sonja Figueira, finance manager, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Wendy Finch, work order desk coordinator, Facilities Services; Ariella Frishberg, gender-based violence prevention coordinator, Health Promotion; Joe-Barry Gardner, interim director, Campus Living; Meredith Goddard, director of enterprise applications, Information Technology; Sarah Johnson, assistant director of collections and content, Boley Library; Lexi Kelley, assistant director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Sarah Lora, assistant clinical professor, Law School; Michael Lie, administrative coordinator, Counseling Psychology; Siobhan McDonald, project coordinator, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Molly Moshofsky, gift officer, Law External Relations; Julie Newsome, senior associate director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Kelly Novahom, program manager, Center for Community Engagement; Alex Ray, HRIS analyst, Human Resources; Bruce Read, assistant football coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Mark Redding, recruiter, Human Resources; Alyssa Salstrom, assistant director, Law Student Affairs; Becky Smith, admissions office coordinator, Law Admissions; Jessica Sweeney, executive assistant, Dean of Students; Robert Unzueta, assistant professor, Teacher Education; and Delcianna Winders, assistant clinical professor, Legal Clinic.
The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures:
Kristin Akervall, data and accreditation analyst, Research and Assessment Office; Carl Appleton, assistant football coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Bradley Ashwell, assistant director of campus grounds, Facilities Services; Maya Baker-Freid, admissions counselor, CAS Admission; Sandi Bottemiller, director of housing and orientation, Campus Living; Lauren Brown, senior assistant dean of admissions, CAS Admissions; Rachael Evans, assistant director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Jon Evart, controls engineer, Facilities Services; Carey Gordon, officer, Campus Safety; Hilary Gorlin, assistant crew coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Toni Halloway, prospect research analyst, Institutional Advancement; Ashton Hull, costume shop manager, Theatre; Chelsea Jackson, administrative coordinator, Gender Studies; Erica Johnson, associate vice president, CAS Admission; Kerry Keenon, associate director, Conferences and Events; Scott Lege, associate director of mechanical systems, Facilities Services; Shana Levine, director, Physical Education and Athletics; Hanna Lyon, mental health counselor, Counseling Center; Diana Mann, externship program assistant, Law Career Services; Kathleen Robinson, accounts payable specialist, Business and Finance; Angela Torretta, associate director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Malari Vandervort, associate director of development, Law External Relations; Keith Woodard, director of track and field, Physical Education and Athletics; and Susan Wynne, administrative specialist, Academic English Studies.