Former LSU administrator to work as executive VP of inclusion and HR for NCAA

September/October 2017


The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently hired Katrice Albert, a former LSU administrator, as the executive vice president of inclusion and human resources, a newly created senior position. Albert has a distinguished career in higher education, most recently as the vice president for equity and diversity of the University of Minnesota system. She previously served as vice provost for equity, diversity and community outreach at LSU.


“I’m excited to join the national office to lead the inclusion, leadership development and human resources initiatives,” Albert said. “The broad impact of this new position will give the Association the chance to position the national office and its 1,100 diverse members for success in the future.”


The NCAA created the position after the announced retirements of the NCAA’s chief inclusion officer and the managing director of human resources. Combining the two positions, which were previously under separate leadership, creates a unique opportunity for Albert to best meet the needs of the national office and member schools.


Emmert created Albert’s position after the announcement of the retirements of Bernard Franklin, chief inclusion officer, and Bob Fiala, managing director of human resources. Emmert combined the two groups, previously under separate leadership, presenting an opportunity to build programming better equipped to meet the needs of the national office and member schools.


Albert will start in her new post Oct. 16, allowing for a two-week transition period before Franklin retires Nov. 1.


This article was adapted from an article published by the NCAA’s Stacey Osburn. For the original article, please visit,