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U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’ on social concerns



By Robin James

Contributing Writer


The University of Minnesota has ambitious diversity goals, and Dr. Katrice A. Albert, in her newly appointed position as vice president for equity and diversity, is prepared to lead forward in pursuit of those goals. Since 2005, Albert had served as chief diversity officer at Louisiana State University (LSU). She was responsible there for developing and implementing strategic initiatives and policies aimed at cultivating a campus environment that embraced individual difference, sustained inclusion, and enhanced institutional access and equity. In her new role at the U of M, she will also be a member of the senior leadership group. While leading the university’s access, equity, and diverse multicultural resources and programs at the U of M, Albert will also collaborate with diverse Minnesota communities and uphold educational and employment equity. Continue Reading →

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