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Thalethia B. Routt is the Acting Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity and is responsible for upholding the institution's commitment to equal opportunity in academic programs, employment, services, and activities.  She has more than twenty years of legal experience in private practice and the public sector, including over fifteen years with the University’s Office of Legal Counsel. 

In addition to serving on the University’s Equal Opportunity Committee and the DEI Supplier Diversity Project, Thalethia has served on several other committees throughout her tenure with the University.  She is a member of the DEI Leadership Team, serving as a co-Executive Sponsor for the Culture, Policies, and Programming Workstream. Thalethia is also a member of the FCPS Board of Education’s Equity Council Committee and was elected as the Parent Representative on the FCPS Superintendent Screening Search Committee.

A native of Berea, Kentucky, Thalethia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 1997 and her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2000.  She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, on the Board of Directors for the Lexington Fair Housing Council, and a Mother Member of the Central Kentucky Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.