From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)
Thalethia B. Routt

Routt, Thalethia B.

Thalethia B. Routt is the first African American to be an Associate General Counsel for the University of Kentucky since January 2006. The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal services to the University of Kentucky and its affiliated corporations. The General Counsel and the Principal Deputy General Counsel have responsibility for issues involving the Board of Trustees, the President and his office, all constitutional issues, all litigation, legislation, the NCAA and SEC, Open Records. For more information, see Thalethia B. Routt at the UK Office of Legal Counsel webpage.

Education: Berea Community School (1993); University of Louisville, Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration (1997); University of Kentucky College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree (2000)

Professional Associations: Kentucky Bar Association; National Association of College and University Attorneys; Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers; Association of University Real Estate Officials; Continuing Legal Education Award recipient for multiple years; Beshear/Coleman Gubernatorial Transition Team, Finance and Administrative Cabinet

University of Kentucky Committees: Equal Opportunity Committee; Greek Park Committee; Tobacco-Free Campus Committee; External Review Committee for the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity

Community Involvement: FCPS Board of Education Equity Council Committee; Central Kentucky Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.—Corresponding Secretary; SBDM at Dixie Magnet Elementary School and Tates Creek Middle School; PTA at Dixie Magnet Elementary School, Tates Creek Middle School, and Veterans Park Elementary School; Lexington Fair Housing Council; Blue Grass Community Foundation Teacher Grant Committee; and United Way Get on Board Program Advisory Council

Names of Parents: Andrew and Symerdar Baskin
Spouse: Randall Routt
Children: Gabrielle and Xavier Routt

Entry Submitted By: Andrew Lewis Baskin, Professor Emeritus at Berea College

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“Routt, Thalethia B.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 28, 2021,

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