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Office of Inclusion Staff

Katrice A. Albert

Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources

Katrice A. Albert is the NCAA’s executive vice president of inclusion and human resources. In this role, she leads efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and education and community engagement. Additionally, she is responsible for leading national office employee relations, performance management, professional development, and compensation and benefits programs. Before joining the NCAA, she served in executive capacities with the University of Minnesota System from 2013 to 2017, and at Louisiana State University from 2005 to 2013. She led diversity, inclusion and equity strategies in both positions.

Albert frequently writes, speaks and consults on issues of intercultural competence, educational and workforce diversity, gender and dynamics of power, the complexities of diverse populations, educational access, community-university partnerships, corporate social responsibility, and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Also, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, and her works have been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Counseling and Development. Albert also is the co-editor of two volumes: “Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong” and “Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America.”

Albert earned a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Auburn University and completed her clinical internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Amy Wilson

Managing Director of Inclusion

In May 2015, Amy Wilson began work as a director of inclusion at the NCAA.  Wilson has worked in higher education for her entire career and most recently was an associate professor of education at Illinois College, where she taught sport-related courses and served as the faculty athletics representative and chair of the Athletics Committee.  She is a former basketball and softball student-athlete who is a member of the Illinois College Athletics Hall of Fame.  Wilson has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and earned a Ph.D. in health and sport studies with a concentration in athletic administration at the University of Iowa.  For the past decade, she has worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Christine Grant on equity issues in intercollegiate athletics and has given numerous presentations on Title IX and gender equity around the country.  The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators presented Wilson with its Administrator of Tomorrow Award for Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009. For Title IX’s 40th anniversary, she completed a report for the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics -- “The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics as Title IX Turns 40.”

Jean Merrill

Director of Inclusion

Jean Merrill joined the NCAA office of inclusion in January 2018 after almost a decade in academic and membership affairs.  In her role as director, Merrill leads, collaborates with and supports member institutions and national office staff in diversity and inclusion initiatives, particularly in the areas of international student-athletes, LGBTQ, gender equity and women.  Merrill holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish from Hanover College, where she was a softball student-athlete.  She also holds a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same program.  Merrill’s research focuses on professionally disclosed lesbian, gay, and bisexual college coaches.

Craig Malveaux

Coordinator of Inclusion

As coordinator of inclusion, Craig Malveaux supports the development and implementation of external programs and initiatives — including the Inclusion Forum — and assists the director of inclusion on the areas of women/gender equity and LGBTQ inclusion. In addition, he coordinates meeting logistics and travel, pre-meeting correspondence and material provision and supports inclusion committees and task forces. Prior to becoming the coordinator, Malveaux served as post-graduate intern in the office of inclusion, overseeing the Division III Student Immersion Program as well as assisting on programs impacting student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

Malveaux joined the national office from the University of Central Florida’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program, where he earned both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Sport Business Management. While there, he researched and co-authored various studies on gender and racial hiring practices in collegiate and professional sports for The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). His published reports include the NFL Racial and Gender Report Card and the NCAA Division I FBS Leadership report.

Malveaux, a native of New Orleans, also holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication journalism from Loyola University New Orleans and reported on high school sports and social justice issues for the San Diego Union Tribune for two years.

Kina Davis

Assistant Coordinator of Inclusion

Kina Davis, assistant coordinator of inclusion, has been a member of the NCAA staff since 2007.  In her current role, Davis supports inclusion initiatives through assisting in developing and maintaining relationships with collaborative partners; implementation of new programming within the office of inclusion; community outreach efforts within the greater Indianapolis area; employee resource groups and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.  Davis received her bachelor’s degree in public affairs administration and a certificate in event management from Indiana University, Bloomington, and holds an Indiana real estate license.

Yannick Kluch

2018-2019 Postgraduate Intern in Inclusion

Yannick Kluch (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is the 2018-19 postgraduate intern in the office of inclusion, a role that allows him to support the strategic inclusion initiatives at the NCAA national office and across the Association. Kluch is the founder and executive director of We Are One Team (WA1T), an initiative that uses sport to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice on U.S. college campuses. Launched in 2015 at BGSU, the initiative was honored with the 2017 NCAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion. For his diversity and inclusion leadership, Kluch was selected as the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Peace Award given by the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission. Kluch’s research interests include cultural studies of sport, athlete activism, diversity and inclusion in intercollegiate athletics, and identity construction in sport. His research has been published in outlets such as Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, The International Review for Qualitative Research, and The Journal of Popular Culture. Kluch frequently gives talks focused on diversity and inclusion in intercollegiate athletics and has presented at various national and international conferences, including the NCAA Annual Convention, the NCAA Inclusion Forum, as well as the annual convention of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. He is originally from Hamburg, Germany.