Educator, wife of OSU president dies of cancer

Educator, wife of OSU president dies of cancer

Credit: Oregon State University

Beth Ray and her husband, OSU President Ed Ray at an OSU game. (photo from Oregon State University).

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 22, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 22 at 3:58 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- A long-time educator and wife of Oregon State University President Edward Ray has died. Beth Ray was 67.

The Corvallis Gazette Times reports Ray, of Corvallis, died Friday after a long battle with lung cancer.

Ray was a former business law professor, an academic counselor and assistant dean of academic advising at Ohio State University. She arrived at OSU in 2003 when her husband was named OSU's 14th president.

In Corvallis, she was known for her volunteer work, including with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board, the local symphony, and as a mentor to students at Oregon State.

The $14 million Student Success Center was renamed the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support in January as a tribute to her lifelong commitment to students.

Ray was born in Indiana.
 

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