Carroll Robertson Ray

Carroll Robertson Ray

Carroll Robertson Ray is a native Houstonian. She attended Lamar High School and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After college and raising her family, Carroll received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Carroll currently serves as Of Counsel for Andrews Kurth LLP with a specialty in Trust and Estates and Tax Exempt Organizations. She is also the proud owner of Meadowlake Pet Resort.

Carroll was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents on February 5, 2008 and served as Chair of the Board beginning in 2010 until August 31, 2011 when her term expired.

Carroll was raised in a family tradition of community service. Her grandfather, Hugh Roy Cullen helped found the University of Houston and the Texas Medical Center contributing significant financial support as well as his time to the performing arts in Houston. Her parents, Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Smith and Corbin James Robertson were also active supporters of so many Houston institutions. Therefore, it is no surprise that Carroll has been an active participant in many community organizations over the years, including serving as the first Woman to be named Chair of the Board of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Founder & Chair of the Children’s Assessment Center, the nationally recognized public partnership serving child victims of sexual abuse. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and sits on the boards of Houston Ballet, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Texas Children’s Hospital Advisory Board, among others.

On Friday, March 4, 2016, Carroll Robertson Ray was inducted as a Founding Member of Mu of Texas at the University of Houston Phi Beta Kappa.