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Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Dr. Katrice A. Albert
Dr. Katrice A. Albert is the Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota. As the institution’s chief diversity officer, she is responsible for leading the efforts to reach the University of Minnesota’s most ambitious diversity goals across five statewide campuses. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Albert served for eight years as the chief diversity officer at Louisiana State University (LSU). As the Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach at LSU, she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives and policies aimed at cultivating a campus environment that embraces difference, sustains inclusion, and enhances institutional access and equity.
She writes, speaks, and consults on issues of cultural competence, corporate social responsibility, educational and workforce diversity, gender and dynamics of power, the complexities of diverse populations, educational access, community-university partnerships, and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Civic Engagement and Scholarship, and her works have been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Counseling and Development. Albert is also the co-editor of two volumes: Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong (2014) and Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America (2015).
Committed to and engaged in the local community, Dr. Albert currently serves on the board of directors for Volunteers of America – Minnesota/Wisconsin and Penumbra Theatre, as well as the Education Subcommittee of the African American Leadership Forum. She is also a member of the Generation Next Leadership Council and the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. Nationally, she serves on the Volunteers of America Board of Directors.
Dr. Albert completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Auburn University. Her clinical internship was completed at Boston Medical School’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology. She earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.