College of Law Names Katrice Morgan First Director of Diversity and Inclusion

UT’s College of Law recently named Katrice W. Jones Morgan its first director of diversity and inclusion.

katrice-morganThe new position is part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson’s initiative to enrich and promote greater diversity in the college.

“I want to ensure that UT Law is a welcoming, open environment for all who visit, study, and work with us,” Wilson said. “Already a champion of diversity and inclusion for our college, Katrice’s new leadership role is a natural fit.”

Morgan, who also serves as the assistant dean for student affairs in the college, began in her new capacity August 1.

“I’m proud of the progress UT Law has made in the last two decades in the areas of diversity and inclusion,” Morgan said. “I look forward to the honest conversations and purposeful collaborations our students, faculty, staff, and alumni will have to improve our understanding and appreciation of individual differences. Together we’ll continue to build an exemplary community where diversity and inclusion are seamlessly interwoven with professionalism, scholarship, service, and our other core values.”

Morgan has worked at the college since 2007. She previously served UT as assistant director of advising services for the College of Arts and Sciences from 1999 to 2001. She also serves as a UT Diversity LEAD and meets regularly with the university’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Beyond UT, Morgan was assistant district attorney general for the Sixth Judicial District of Tennessee from 2001 to 2007.

A native of Knoxville, Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UT and a law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

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Roger Hagy (865-974-6788, rhagy1@utk.edu)