Kathleen Rice

About Kathleen Rice, Ph.D.

Supporting Social Change Agents

Dr. Kathleen Rice brings a passion for creating more equitable, inclusive, meaningful and caring organizations and communities to her work. She brings over 30 years of experience working in and with higher education institutions and systems, non-profit and government organizations, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, to her current work as a consultant, trainer and facilitator. She has worked full time in 6 universities from the U.S. east coast to the west coast as a member of the academic affairs and student affairs staffs, and as a member of the faculty.

Since 2004, Kathleen has consulted with many higher education institutions including the University of Minnesota, Shasta College, Stanford University, the University of San Diego, University of California Berkeley and Los Angeles, California State University Office of the Chancellor, and many CSU campuses. She has enjoyed a long term partnership with CSU Channel Islands since 2005. She has also consulted with Local, State and National Organizations including Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, the California Employment Consortium for Youth, California Campus Compact and the national Campus Compact. She is an Associate with Luna Jiménez Seminars, and a member of the Teaching Team of the UNtraining.

Kathleen has facilitated hundreds of meetings, retreats, institutes, and workshops that supported organizations to:

    • Integrate the values of equity, diversity and inclusion into their work;
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue and collaborative planning to advance social change;
    • Build authentic, equitable relationships and partnerships;
    • Create practical yet aspirational strategic visions and plans that can be implemented effectively;
    • Design comprehensive leadership training programs; and
    • Reflect on and assess organizational progress toward articulated goals.

Her formal education includes a B.A. in Elementary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, a M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University, and Ph.D. in College Student Personnel with a Concentration in Multicultural Curriculum from the University of Maryland College Park.

In her attempts to create a life that is not all work and no play, she makes time for long walks, NIA dance class, eating good food and spending a lot of time with her partner, extended family and friends.