The Staff

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.

MARGIE CRUZ, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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.

KATINA HOFFMAN, PROJECT COORDINATOR
Katina Hoffman is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Criminology. Her experience includes working in the higher education system while participating and managing student and local community organizations. She is pleased to be a part of The Riordan Programs!