About Ray Marvin


C. Raymond Marvin is a private investor in the telecommunications field. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Liberal Arts in 1960 and from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1963.

While a student at BGSU, Ray was a member of SICSIC, Omicron Delta Kappa, Falcon Marching Band, Forensics Team, Student Council, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  During his senior year of college, Ray was voted “Outstanding Greek Man of the Year”.

After service in the U.S. Air Force, he practiced law in Cleveland with Baker and Hostetler and later with the Ohio Attorney General. From 1975 to 1986 he held the positions of Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, DC.  

The Center for Leadership is honored and grateful that Ray Marvin generously donates funding to recognize three BGSU students for their leadership each year. The Ray Marvin Leadership Award recipients receive a monetary gift ($2,000). These awards recognize students for leadership and contributions achieved during a single academic year.

All BGSU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Candidates are asked to demonstrate, quality academic standards, participation in leadership education experiences, community service planning and participation, and project team membership and leadership. Finalists complete an in-person interview with the selection committee.

It is a direct result of Mr. Marvin’s generous contribution that the Ray Marvin Leadership Award is presented to deserving students. The Center for Leadership sincerely thanks Mr. Ray Marvin for his commitment and generous support to student leadership at Bowling Green State University.