Roger Clay (BA 1966 Sociology) was a member of Stanford’s Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2000 and a key figure on the Alumni Association Board. In this oral history interview, he shares memories of his upbringing, his undergraduate years at Stanford, his career in housing and community economic development, and his leadership experiences at Stanford, including the founding of the Black Alumni Association. Clay describes the influence of his parents, the impact of moving frequently as a member of a military family, and his path to Stanford. He recalls being one of the few Black students on campus in the mid-1960s and his experiences as a member of the football team. Speaking of his graduate education and career in social work and law, he describes some of the projects he worked on, including his involvement in large redevelopment and employment discrimination cases as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County. Clay describes how spending time with his family at Stanford Camp led to a closer relationship with the university. He recounts his work on the Stanford Commission on Investment Responsibility, the founding of the Black Alumni Association, and his involvement with the Alumni Association Board. He also describes the culture and structure of the Board of Trustees and speaks about efforts to improve engagement with diverse alumni and increase diversity in the faculty.