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IES names associate vice presidents for institutional equity and education and health equity

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) named Cleopatra “Cleo”  Magwaro and Camille Burnett to associate vice president positions in 2021. Magwaro and Burnett began their posts this year, following competitive national searches. Magwaro is the associate vice president for institutional equity and serves as the lead and primary representative of Equity and […]

VCU earns Diversity Champion recognition for second year in a row

This article was originally featured in VCU News on May 28, 2021 For the second time in as many years, Virginia Commonwealth University has earned the honor of Diversity Champion from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.  “This marks a significant achievement as the nation continues to reel from a tumultuous year marked with protests for racial justice and […]

In solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Originally posted on the president’s blog on March 17, 2021 Dear students, faculty, staff and team members, All of us at VCU are outraged by the most recent attacks targeting Asian Americans across our country, the latest in Atlanta, Ga. While investigations into the shootings are still ongoing, we are troubled by the marked increase […]

Call Me By My Name initiative

Virginia Commonwealth University is proud to announce the Call Me By My Name Initiative. The first stage of this initiative guarantees the opportunity for everyone at VCU to be their most authentic selves. It honors individuals’ right to use names other than their legal name, to identify with the gender they know themselves to be […]

IES seeks a Civil Rights Investigator, Title IX

Civil Rights Investigator, TIX The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) seeks a Civil Rights Investigator, Title IX. The Investigator conducts impartial investigations of civil rights, sexual harassment, and sexual violence issues. The successful candidate will adhere to and exceed regulatory requirements set forth in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Title IX […]

Jacquelyn Pogue, philanthropist, gives to IES

Jacquelyn Pogue (second from right) attends a RAMmalogues session in Fall 2019 at VCU Cabell Library. Richmond local and former director of Richmond Action Dialogues, Jacquelyn Pogue, gave a financial gift to the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) to support capacity-building for respectful and inclusive dialogue among Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students, […]

IES continues to grow

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) is growing its Equity and Access Services (EAS) unit, seeking to fill one newly created position and two existing positions. Director, EEO & affirmative action programs This newly created position will work closely with the associate vice president of Institutional Equity, to manage EAS’s daily operations, […]

Interim Title IX coordinator and policy updates

Cleopatra Magwaro, LL.B, LL.M., associate vice president for institutional equity, has been named interim title IX coordinator and will serve in this role until the search for a new coordinator is complete. The physical office for filing complaints has moved to 912 W. Grace Street, Box 842549, Richmond, VA 23284. The phone number is (804) […]

Welcome to our newest colleagues

IES welcomes its newest colleagues, Cleopatra Magwaro, LL.B., LL.M., vice president for institutional equity and Virginia Palencia, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow. After a rigorous search, Magwaro was named associate vice president, Institutional Equity. Magwaro will provide leadership in civil rights and compliance related areas, including Title IX, Accessibility and ADA Services, Equal Equity Opportunity, and Equity, and Data and Case […]

Camp Qmunity co-directors share their vision and aspirations for this year’s cohort

Q Collective’s open house in Oct. 2019 It is only July, but it has already been an historical year. Among the highlights: COVID-19, the George Floyd protests and the uncertainty of an economy ravaged by a global health crisis. All of those events and many other topics, however, will likely be the subtext at Camp Qmunity, […]

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