LEXINGTON, Ky. — A national leader with more than 25 years of experience at some of the country’s leading institutions has been selected as the University of Kentucky’s next vice president for institutional diversity, UK President Eli Capilouto announced Thursday.
Katrice A. Albert, Ph.D., will begin her duties as vice president for institutional diversity on Sept. 27.
Highlights of Albert’s more than 25-year career in leading diversity and education efforts include:
- Serving as the top diversity officer and a senior executive at Louisiana State University and the University of Minnesota system as well as the NCAA, where she also led Human Resources.
- Authoring two volumes of work around issues of race, racial equity, and mental health. She is the author of a forthcoming work on leadership in intercollegiate athletics.
- Serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement. Albert also has been published in other academic journals related to psychology, counseling, and development.
- Teaching graduate-level courses in multicultural counseling, the politics of race and gender, and serving as an adjunct faculty member in education at LSU.
- Consulting with some of the leading governmental, civic, religious, private, public, and nonprofit sector institutions throughout the country on issues of diversity, development, and strategy. Clients have included: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross, the Neiman Marcus Group, and the Universities of Notre Dame, Nebraska, West Florida, and Central Florida.
This past year, some 500 members of the UK community engaged in more than a dozen projects, ranging from investments in research around structural racism issues to creating more diverse and accessible spaces, places, and facilities across the campus.
You can read more about UK’s DEI efforts here: https://dei.uky.edu/.
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