H. Ray Keith joined the Community College of Aurora in 2014 as a staff member of the School of Liberal Arts and most recently held the position of Director of Instructional Intervention and Support in Academic Affairs. During his time at CCA he has led initiatives designed to improve student success
outcomes while eliminating equity gaps for the diverse student body at the college. Under his leadership the department of instructional intervention and support provides professional development in research based strategies for teaching and learning, facilitates the development of CCA’s center for teaching and
learning, oversees academic affairs initiatives and the development of instructional interventions at the course level. Additionally, Ray is a member of the college’s Inclusive Excellence Council and its leadership team. In his work at the University of Denver and the Community College of Aurora he has been a champion for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to joining higher education, he worked in K-12 for more than a decade as a college counselor, high school administrator, and educational consultant. His career has focused on student success and retention for under-represented populations. Research emphasis is Inclusive Excellence, culturally responsive pedagogy, persistence and retention, and academic achievement for students of color. He holds a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Denver and a bachelor‘s degree from Oklahoma City University.

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