Dr. Katrice A. Albert is executive vice president of inclusion and human resources at the NCAA. In this role, she leads efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and community engagement such that each of the 500,000 student-athletes across the country might have equitable experiences in the classroom and in competition. Additionally, she is responsible for leading national office employee relations, performance management, professional development, and compensation and benefits programs.
Prior to joining the NCAA, Dr. Albert served as vice president for equity and diversity of the University of Minnesota System from 2013-2017. She was responsible for leading the efforts across five campuses to reach the University of Minnesota’s most ambitious diversity goals. Her strategic priorities included: Recruiting and retaining underrepresented faculty and students; Addressing issues of climate for diverse individuals and communities; and creating and enhancing strategic partnerships both within and outside of the University.
Dr. Albert also served for eight years as vice provost for equity, diversity & community outreach at Louisiana State University (LSU). As LSU’s chief diversity officer, 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 also served as an adjunct faculty member in the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education’s Department of Educational Theory, Policy & Practice where she taught the graduate course, “Multicultural Counseling.”
Dr. Albert is the founder and managing member of Third Eye Consulting Group, LLC—a diversity management consulting firm. In this capacity, she assists educational entities, non-profit outfits, and civic organizations reach their inclusive excellence goals.
She writes, speaks, an 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. She is 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 has served numerous boards of directors including Volunteers of America—Minnesota/Wisconsin and Penumbra Theatre, and was also a commissioner on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of St. Paul. She was also a member of the Generation Next Leadership Council and the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. Nationally, she served on the Volunteers of America National Board of Directors.
Dr. Albert has also previously served on the board of directors for Volunteers of America–Greater Baton Rouge (Past Chair), the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone, Mid-City Dance Project, Inc. and was a facilitator for Greater Baton Rouge YWCA Dialogue on Race.
Because of her outstanding community involvement, Dr. Albert was also honored as the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Kiwanis Club of LSU (2013), and recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of Louisiana’s Most Powerful and Influential Women (2010).
Dr. Albert was named an Outstanding Diversity in Business honoree by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal (2015), and was named both an HBCU Digest Genesis Scholar (2014) and an Auburn University College of Education Young Alumni of the Year (2014). She is also a graduate of the prestigious HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education (2008). In 2005, the Baton Rouge Business Report named her one of Baton Rouge’s Top Forty under 40.
Dr. Albert’s professional associations include the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Respected by her peers, Dr. Albert has chaired the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) Diversity Initiative Task Force made up of the twelve SEC chief diversity professionals and served as Vice President for NADOHE, Southeastern Region. Her civic affiliations include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated.
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.
She is a native of New Roads, Louisiana in Pointe Coupeé Parish.