Cleopatra Magwaro, special assistant to chief diversity and inclusion officer
Cleopatra Magwaro is Special Assistant in the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Office at K-State. Prior to this role, she was Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator and Senior Investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity.
In her current role, Cleopatra collaborates with university stakeholders on K-State’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and advances strategic goals of the university, including programmatic outreach, training, research and best practices, for example. Cleopatra provides advanced services and resources for faculty, staff and students to move strategies from concept to conclusion while working with partners across campus.
Prior to joining Kansas State University, Cleopatra was the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate in the Office of Legal Affairs at Northern Virginia Community College. In this capacity, she specialized in responding to state and federal agency investigations, internal policies and procedures, employee grievances, Title IX coordination and investigations, Threat Assessment Team and Sexual Assault Response Team. Cleopatra also responded to agencies such as the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) and Human Rights Commission, etc.
Cleopatra previously served as a Foreign Legal Specialist for the Public International Law and Policy Group in Washington D.C., and has worked in legal practice and served as a Magistrate in Zimbabwe. Cleopatra was conferred with a Law degree and Bachelor of Justice from Queensland University of Technology in Australia, where she began her career teaching law. Cleopatra has an advanced law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.
Cleopatra brings a unique, critical perspective, balanced with the ability to execute and implement decisions, as well as a diverse background in higher education and civil rights.