A native of Chester, South Carolina, Mrs. Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from South Carolina State University, a Masters degree in Clothing and Textiles from Winthrop University, and a Masters Plus 30 Certification from the University of South Carolina. An educator for 34 years, Mrs. Gray taught for six years in Chester County and 28 years in Lancaster County. She has served on the board of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, and as a trustee and secretary of the board of the Educational Foundation of the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Mrs. Gray is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, and of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Ms. Gray became a trustee of the Foundation in 2016.