Promoting Diversity in Higher Education with Dr. Katrice Albert, University of Kentucky’s new Vice President for Institutional Diversity

Updated Sep 30, 2021


Your host, David Pluviose, catches up with longtime colleague Dr. Katrice Albert as she embarks on a new role as the Vice President for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky (UK).  In this episode, David and Dr. Albert discuss access and opportunity in higher education, from student attraction to faculty recruitment and even alignment with the local community. With decades of experience and a longstanding reputation as a national leader in efforts around diversity, she aims to create a culture at UK where everyone feels that they belong and where every person in the state can have educational attainment. Tune in as Dr. Albert shares her passion and insights on how to set an equity agenda on campus and make inclusive excellence a competitive advantage.

KEY POINTS:

  • Who is Dr. Katrice Albert?
  • Diversity challenges faced by higher education institutions
  • A university’s responsibility to its local community
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse faculty
  • Connecting intercollegiate athletics with access to higher education

QUOTABLES:
“I think that higher education should be the American covenant to every citizen.”

GUEST INFORMATION:

National Leader Named UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/national-leader-named-uk-vice-president-institutional-diversity


Campus Message from President About New Vice President for Institutional Diversity https://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/campus¬-message-president-about-new-vice-presid¬ent-institutional-diversity

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