Kansas State University Foundation
Joe Matope joined Kansas State University Foundation in 2016 as Director of Corporate Relations. In this role, his primary focus is to build mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and execute strategies for increased investment throughout the university ecosystem. Prior to joining K-State, Joe spent 12 years in the private sector in operations, marketing and business development management roles before transitioning to state and county government where he was responsible for developing relationships with corporations to support economic and workforce development programs. A native of Zimbabwe, Joe obtained a bachelor’s in business from West Virginia University and a master’s in international commerce from George Mason University.