03/26/2013 04:01 PM
BATON ROUGE – The next speaker in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Leadership
Speaker Series will be Katrice Albert. Albert is the vice provost for Equity, Diversity
& Community Outreach at LSU. Her topic will be women in business, and she will speak
in room 1125 of the Business Education Complex, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
The official title of Albert’s topic will be “Power and Pearls, Essential Strategies
for Career Advancement.” Albert is responsible for developing and implementing strategic
initiatives and policies aimed at cultivating a campus environment that embraces individual
difference, sustains inclusion and enhances institutional access and equity. She is
the founder and managing member of Third Eye Consulting Group LLC, and on July 1,
she will assume the role of vice president for Equity & Diversity in the University
of Minnesota System.
According to Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director Sonja Wiley-Patton, Albert
writes, speaks and 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
“Katrice (Albert) is widely published and devotes much of her time to serving on local,
regional and national professional, civic and educational boards,” Wiley-Patton said.
“She is widely respected as an authority for diversity in higher education and last
November was awarded the inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s Higher Education
Excellence in Diversity Award.
DII’s inaugural Leadership Speaker Series this semester has already welcomed Mayor-President
Melvin “Kip” Holden and Campus Federal Business Development Director for Financial
Education Blaine Grimes.
Anyone wishing to attend the speaker series is asked to RSVP with Angela Guidry at email@example.com or by calling 225-578-2848.
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013