ROXANNE MENDEZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Roxanne Mendez is the 5th Executive Director of the Riordan Programs. Previously, Roxanne was the Associate Director of the The Riordan Programs, in which she managed the Riordan MBA Fellows Program and the financials. Roxanne is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.S. in business administration. She completed her graduate work at the University of Southern California. Before coming to the UCLA Anderson School of Management, she worked with the USC Upward Bound Math/Science Program. Her experience also includes working as a grant consultant, establishing a pre-medical school program for underrepresented populations.
BARRY KENDRICK, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Barry Kendrick is a 2007 graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He is currently finishing his M.S. in Higher Education at Drexel University where his research focuses on assessing multicultural student services and achievement in underrepresented populations. He previously worked as a Graduate Intern at the University of Southern California in the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and has experience in budgeting, financial aid, student advising, programming, and assessment. Before transitioning to Student Affairs, Barry worked as an accountant in the private sector where he performed internal audits and managerial costing.
DIANA RIOS, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Diana Rios, is the the Program Coordinator of The Rirodan Programs and manages the Riordan Scholars and College to Career Programs. Diana is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in English Literature. Diana's previous work experience includes, Coordinator of Admissions and Development for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Account Associate for an advertising firm. Her experience has provided her with a thorough knowledge of marketing, public speaking, and student recruitment principles, giving her the ability to work and communicate with members of all age groups. Diana continues to progress her passion for student growth and development, providing support and resources needed to make higher education possible for all.
MARGIE CRUZ, PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Margie Cruz is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.S. in English Education with an emphasis in Secondary Education. Currently, she is an M.ED candidate in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California. Margie has a wide range of work experience in teaching, programming, advising, recreation, management, and various positions within student affairs. Her interest include initiatives to assist under represented and first generation students, as well as providing a rich student experience.