LSU Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach Named to National Board

11/28/2011 12:24 PM

BATON ROUGE – Katrice Albert, LSU vice provost for Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach and adjunct faculty for counseling education in the College of Education, was recently named to the Volunteers of America National Board of Directors.


Albert will also serve on the Governance Committee, which has oversight of the board's performance and ensures the viability and effectiveness of the board's work, and the Compensation Committee, which has responsibility for reviewing and approving an appropriate compensation structure for the executive leadership that are aligned with organization's mission, history, goals and marketplace.


Volunteers of America is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a variety of human services, including affordable and transitional housing for the homeless, healthcare for the elderly and those with disabilities, and support programs for children and families of the incarcerated.


"LSU is extremely proud of Katrice's appointment to the Volunteers of America Board," said John Maxwell Hamilton, executive vice chancellor and provost at LSU. "Her service to the local and now national board illustrates her commitment to outreach and equity. Through her work and community activism, Katrice continually lives LSU's flagship agenda of 'Transforming Lives.'"


In her role as a senior administrator in the Office of Academic Affairs and LSU's chief diversity officer, Albert works to bring together the diverse ideas, perspectives, skills and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students and leading higher education professionals.


A native of New Roads, Albert holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Auburn University, a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana.


For more information on the LSU Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach, please visit or email

Melissa  Foley 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011